We are all familiar with openwork twigs and small flowers of gypsophila - she is the most popular "partner" of roses in bouquets. However, not everyone knows that such a miracle can be grown on your own plot, and no special knowledge and skills are needed for this.
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Florists love perennial gypsophilia more, because it can grow in one place for up to 20 years. The most popular variety (thus, which is combined in bouquets with roses) is gypsophila, paniculata, growing from seeds is not the only way of its reproduction. Gypsophila, or Kachim, can be divided by cuttings or to make basal inoculation.
Paniculate gypsophila tolerates cold well, so there is not much point in sowing it in the nursery box. In addition, young seedlings are not good at transplanting, so sow immediately in open ground or in peat cups, so as not to damage the root system during the pick. Sowing time - the beginning or middle of April, also gypsophila can be sown before winter.
The soil for Kachima needs light, with good lime content. Actually, the very name of the plant "gypsophila" is translated as "loving lime". Another condition for the proper growth of gypsophila - light. Ideally, kakimu requires a 12-hour daylight, so during germination, take care of the additional light.
After 2 weeks after germination, the gypsophilus should be thinned out, leaving a distance of 15-20 cm between seedlings. It is possible to replant the plant to a permanent one after it has the first true leaf.
Perennial varieties of gypsophila grow greatly, so if the topic of saving space on the site is relevant for you, the annual gypsophila suits you - growing from seeds of this variety is the only way of reproduction. To some extent this is a sort for the lazy: sowed and wait until the flower comes into full force and shows its openwork beauty. Of course, it is necessary to water the seedlings, but gently, the overmoistened soil is not needed by the plant.
Gypsophila, the cultivation of the seeds of which does not require much effort, is undemanding and care. But the wonderful openwork stems and small flowers will decorate any garden and add a juicy touch to your flower garden.