Salvia Growing Information

Seeds & Crop information :

General Information Salvia Splendesn Salvia Farinacea Salvia Cocinea
Raw seeds per gram : 250 seeds. 900-1,000 seeds. 550 seeds.
Plant height : 25-35 cms. 35-45 cms. 35-45 cms.
Sowing to transplanting : 20-25 days. 20-25 days. 20-25 days.
Transplanting to first flower : 35-55 days. 35-40 days. 35-40 days.

STAGE 1 (4-5 DAYS)

STAGE 2 (5-8 DAYS)

STAGE 3 (8-15 DAYS)

STAGE 4 (15-25 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 Sow Seeds on saturated media. When media is lightly touched, water should be observed on the top surface. Level 5** 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 necessary for germination. Provide 10-100 foot-candles Light Refer Stage 1 Normal light (Full sun) Normal light (full sun)
 Media Temperature 23-25 degrees centigrade. 22-23 degrees centigrade. 20-21 degrees centigrade. 18-20 degrees centigrade.
 Fertilizer No fertilizer required for germination. Fertiltzer 40-50 ppm N containing a calcium: nagnesium ratio of 2:1 (13-2-13-6 Ca-3Mg) 1-2 times/week. Use a nitrate based fertilizer at about 75-100 ppm Refer stage 3
 Media EC

(Electro Conductivity)

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