Dianthus Growing Information
Seeds & Crop 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
|Growth Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
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
|0.5-0.75||Refer stage 1||0.75-1.0||Refer stage 3|