How To Propagate Bulbs Of Hyacinth?
In this article we are going to share with you some useful tips on how to propagate bulbs of hyacinth. There are many different types of bulbs, but all of them have one thing in common: they’re plants that grow from seeds. These seeds are called hyacinth bulbs.
The best way to propagate these plants is through cuttings. Cuttings are tiny roots that develop from a cutting or rootstock (a piece of material used to produce new roots). They usually take several weeks before they start growing into their own roots, but once they do, it’s pretty easy to keep them alive.
There are two main ways to propagate hyacinth bulbs: by planting and by grafting. Planting involves taking a small amount of soil from the ground, watering it well, then placing the cuttings in it. You’ll get new roots growing out of your cuttings. Grafting involves attaching another plant to the base of the parent plant so that when those roots grow up into the air they will attach themselves onto other plants nearby.
When propagating, you should make sure that the soil is neither too wet nor too dry. You can use a humidity tray to keep the water up in the air. As for soil, regular potting soil will work. If you’re planting your cuttings directly into the ground, just make sure that it has enough nutrients in it.
Once your cuttings have several roots coming out of them, you should plant them into the ground. Make sure they get enough sunlight and water, but not too much or else the plants can rot. Once they start growing out of the ground, be careful not to damage the bulb itself.
There are many different types of bulbs, and this technique works for most of them. Just remember to keep the soil neither too dry nor too wet, keep the bulbs in direct sunlight as much as possible and feed them a little bit of nutrients once in awhile.
How To Plant Hyacinth Beans?
In this article we are going to share some tips on how to plant hyacinth beans. There are several different types of plants, and in this case, we are going to talk about hyacinth bean seeds.
The first thing you should do is find yourself some soil. The best kind to use is regular potting soil. After you get that, find a pot that has at least one drainage hole at the bottom. Fill the pot with potting soil.
Make sure that there are no air pockets in the pot.
Place the hyacinth bean seeds on top of the soil then gently cover them over with more soil. Water them so that they’re moist but not soggy.
Next, place the pot in a location that gets at least eight hours of sunlight per day and make sure that there is plenty of airflow around it. If you want to know whether or not your seeds are growing, take a look underneath the soil. The roots will be white and/or pink and the stem will be green.
If you are looking to water them, make sure that the soil is neither too wet nor too dry. A good way to test this is by taking your finger and pressing it against the soil. If it leaves a slight impression then you should water it.
What Are Pips?
Most of the types of plants that we grow on our own contain a seed or several. These are then planted in the ground. After some time, a plant will grow and you will then be able to harvest it.
However, sometimes things can be a bit different. There are plants that do not come with seeds or at least not seeds that we can plant. Instead, they come with something else. These are known as pips.
They are not as common as seeds but they do exist.
In this article, we’re going to be talking about pips and how to plant them. If you ever come across such seeds, don’t worry, they’re easy enough to cope with.
What You Need:
You’re going to need a few things before you start planting your pips. For one, you need potting soil. This can be bought at most garden stores or even sometimes big box stores like Home Depot or Lowes. You also need a pot that has at least one hole in the bottom for drainage.
Once you have those things, you’re ready to plant your pips.
Planting The Seeds:
Planting pips is a lot easier than planting seeds in some ways but in others it’s harder. Since the seeds don’t contain as much nutrition for the plant when they first sprout, you need to be careful with how much you water them. Over-watering can kill them. You should water them only lightly and not too often in the beginning.
In addition to that, you also need to provide enough sunlight for them and this is more critical than with regular seeds. They need at least eight hours of sunlight every day or they will quickly wither and die.
How To Take Care of African Violets
Caring for African Violets is easier than you might think. In fact, if you have access to a windowsill you can grow these beauties! And the best part is, unlike most other houseplants that require bright indirect sunlight, African Violets actually do better in morning sun and afternoon shade.
Caring for African Violets does require some patience and you do need to be attentive. Basically, what this means is keep an eye on the soil. You want it to be neither too wet nor too dry. This seems to be the major cause of problems with African Violets in general because it can be hard to gauge this.
However, there are a few ways to solve this problem.
First of all, buy a moisture gauge to stick into your pot. This will tell you exactly when it’s time to water.
You can also stick to the tried and true method of sticking your finger in the soil. If it is cool to the touch then there is no need to water. If it is barely warm then water it lightly. If it is hot then the soil should be watered thoroughly.
Always wait a day or two and check it again to see if it has cooled down before watering again.
In addition to knowing when to water, you also need to know how to water. This plant can’t be watered like other houseplants. It should never be overwatered. Fill a watering can or a bucket with tepid water.
Water your violet until it starts running out the bottom of the pot. Then wait ten minutes and check the moisture gauge or stick your finger in the soil as described above. If it is still dry then you can repeat this step. However, never water again if the soil is still wet. This causes root rot which leads to early death of your violet and it’s a long and slow process to revive a violet that has had root rot even if you catch it right away.
Besides the correct watering, light is also important for your violet. They will get yellow leaves if they don’t receive enough light. But more leaves turning yellow doesn’t necessarily mean that the plant isn’t getting enough light. It can also mean that it’s getting too much light or not enough water.
The best way to solve this puzzle is to move it to an area with less light for a few weeks and see if the yellow leaves turn green again. Then move it back gradually until the leaves turn yellow again. This is the perfect spot for your violet.
Another thing you would need to do is provide a balanced fertilizer every once in awhile. You can use either a liquid or a granular fertilizer. Most of the time, the liquid fertilizer works better. But using both types at half the recommended dose would work fine as well.
Pruning your African Violet
Every once in awhile you will notice a little sprout or bud at the base of one of your plant’s leaves. These can be removed if desired as they are just extra flowers that are not part of the main bloom stalk and will not produce any more flowers. However, they do use some of the energy that could be used to make a larger bloom so if you want your violet to keep blooming profusely then just leave them alone.
Repotting African Violets
These plants should be repotted every spring. Pick a pot that is wide and shallow as the roots tend to spread out rather than grow deep. Use a soil mixture of one part soil, one part perlite and one part peat moss. When you first repot your violet, trim off about 1/4 of the roots.
This will cause it to bush out and produce more flowers. You can also take off some of the leaves but make sure to leave at least 5 leaves so it can continue to photosynthesize.
The violet plant is a favorite among many gardeners, both new and experienced. It is very hardy and versatile and will bloom for you all year long if given the light and water it needs.
And…if you treat your violet right, it will reward you with beautiful flowers every spring. Be sure to also check out the African Violet Care Guide for tips on how to keep your violet healthy and blooming.
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Sources & references used in this article:
Propagation of hyacinths by tissue culture by G Hussey – Scientia Horticulturae, 1975 – Elsevier
A New Method of Hyacinth Propagation Involving Additional Wounding, the Use of Fungicidal Dusts, and a Growth Promoting Substance by JE Bosher, W Newton – Scientific Agriculture, 1948 – NRC Research Press
Influence of cultivar or nutrients application on growth, flower production and bulb yield of the common hyacinth by IK Addai – 2010 – University of Sussex
Bulb Growing in Holland and its Relation to Disease Control. by IK Addai – Am. J. Sci. Ind. Res, 2011 – scihub.org
Promising New Methods used in Propagation of Hyacinths by FL Drayton – Scientific Agriculture, 1929 – NRC Research Press