Dianthus Growing Information

Seed Count : approximately 850-1,100 seeds per gram.
Available as raw seed.
Time from sowing to transplanting : 25-30 days
Time from transplanting to first flower : 40-45 days

Seed & Crop information :

STAGE 1 (4-5 days)

STAGE 2 (4-10 days)

STAGE 3 (10-15 days)

STAGE 4 (15-30 days)

Growth Stage  Stage 1 Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4
 Visual

pH : 5.8-6.0

At the end of Stage 1, germination is complete, the radicle will have emerged and roots are beginning to form. At the end of Stage 2. The roots are developing, a stem is present and the cotyledons have expanded. At the end of Stage 3, the roots should be penetrating the plug cell and the first true leaves have developed. At the end of Stage 4, the roots should hold the plug mass together easily. The shoots should have 2-3 sets of true leaves.
 Moisture Seeds should be covered with a light layer of peat moss to maintain moisture levels. Media should be moist to the touch but not saturated. Alternate between moisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disease. Alternate between moisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disese. Alternate between moisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disease.
 Growing Environment Under 70% plastic shade net. Full sun Full sun Full sun
 Lighting Light is not necessary for germination to occur. Full sun Full sun Normal light (full sun)
 Media Temperature 21-24 degrees centigrade. 20-21 degrees centigrade. 18-20 degrees centigrade. 18-20 degrees centigrade.
 Fertilizer No fertilizer Feed established seedlings at 50-75 ppm nitrogen every 2-3 waterings with a calcium-based fertilizer. Refer stage 2. Increase rate to 100 ppm nitrogen Refer stage 3
 Media EC

(Electro Conductivity)

0.5-0.75 Refer stage 1 0.75-1.0 Refer stage 3