I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread about germinating procedures for other types
of (non cannabis) plants. Cannabis seeds are quite easy to germinate compared to loads of other seeds...annuals or perennials. Some seeds need light, some dark. Warm or cool. On top of the medium or 1 to 2 inches deep. Some seeds are teeny tiny or weird shapes.
I decided to start some Tithonia.
I have very limited space, however, I have rationalized starting some more seeds.
My strategy depends upon whether or not the weather is favorable for my plan.
I hope I can get most of my plants outdoors consistently. Worth a shot.
Tithonia aka Mexican Sunflower is one of my favorite annuals. They thrive in ground or in large containers, producing nice flowers almost all summer long...as long as they are deadheaded regularly.
Poor soil is not a problem.
They are a little tricky to germinate, they need very little soil covering the seeds.
I put the seeds on top of some moistened ProMix in a small flat.
Mist the seeds lightly with water. Very gently press the seeds down into the medium...just sort of seat them a little.
Sprinkle a very light covering of dry Jiffy Mix seed starter over the seeds.
Mist the slight layer of the Jiffy Mix with water until saturated
Place flat into larger container with water in order to bottom water the soilless mix.
Cover tightly with clear plastic wrap and rubber band.
Place in warm lighted area and wait for seeds to pop.
Remove the plastic wrap when and if seeds start to sprout, put under bright light or sun.