Canna Terra Seed Mix is the perfect potting mix for germinating the seeds of your favourite plants. Use with CANNA Start for optimum results. Canna’s seed mix is specifically developed for the cultivation of seeds and the rooting of cuttings. Consisting of 100% organic ingredients including Coir, white peat, black peat, sand, dolomite lime and mineral NPK fertiliser, it ensures an explosive start resulting in healthier strong growth from the beginning.
Benefits of canna Terra Seed Mix.
- Homogeneous, stable structure giving CANNA Terra Seed Mix great water retention, which gives the seeds the best chance of germinating correctly
- CANNA Terra Seed Mix is also particularly suitable for use when rooting cuttings
Directions for use.
How to, Sowing in Canna Terra Seed Mix
Sow the seeds 2-3 mm deep (max. 5 mm) in the CANNA Terra Seed Mix in a container that has a maximum diameter of 5 cm. Spray the growing medium regularly. Seedlings will use the energy reserves that are available in the seed foremost.
Keep the seeds consistently warm (20-25°C) and moist using a heated propagator for example. Remove the propagator’s lid as soon as the seedlings emerge from the seed mix..
Young seedlings are very delicate so do not place them in direct sunlight or close to a powerful grow light. Give the young plants a feeding solution that has a low EC (1.2) and add Canna Rhizotonic to strengthen the roots. Seedlings are ready to be potted out when they have developed two or three leaves and the roots fill the medium.
Growing outdoors with Seed Mix
It is possible to sow seeds directly in the ground although germination rates are appreciably lower. Ground temperatures outside do not provide ideal circumstances for germinating seeds. Place the seedlings that have emerged on a spot where they can acclimatise to the conditions outside, on the balcony, for example.
Begin by germinating inside. Place the seedlings in a spot where they can acclimatise to the conditions outside, this known as ‘Hardening off’.
For more in depth information head over to Canna’s website and this well written article about using potting mixes
Cuttings and further
Once the plants have developed a good root system in the CANNA Terra Seed Mix they can be transferred to a growing medium such as CANNA Terra Professional, CANNA Terra Professional + , CANNA Coco substrates, clay pebbles or rock wool so they can be cultivated to maturity. CANNA’s range of nutrients includes the best specific combinations for each of these growing mediums that will guarantee an optimum harvest.
- The plastic packaging is 100% recyclable
- Store in a cool, dark place, minimum temperature 4ºC
- Contents 25L