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Category Archives: Plant Propagation

How to collect, prepare and propagate Clivias from seed?

Clivia’s are stunning spring plants that wash away the winter blues with their bright happy...

Soil Sterilization

Sterilizing the sowing mixture helps to prevent damping-off disease, which is caused by fungi that are...

Seed Sowing Soil Mixture

When sowing seeds, the growing medium is important. Ordinary garden soil is no good as...

Pricking and Pinching Out Seedlings

Pricking out seedlings: If seedlings are too densely packed together, thin them out to give...

Sowing Seed

Seedling trays of the type sold by most garden centres are ideal. Fill the clean trays to...

Marginal plants

These are plants which prefer wet conditions, waterlogged and clay soil or that like marshy...

Rooting Mediums For Cuttings

The most commonly used rooting medium is clean, well-washed river sand, but it has to...

Propagation By Seed Versus Propagation By Cuttings

The choice of propagating by seed or propagating by cutting depends on why you are...

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