Brugmansia from seed?

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  1. mazambo

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    Hi everyone, my brugmansia seeds arrived from America a few days ago so I've just been looking at how to sow and grow them, a quick look on the net and already I've seen conflicting advice, so if in doubt ask the experts here on the forum, so any help gratefully excepted.
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    Use a low nutrient soil, plant approx 2cm deep (no deeper), remove the woody covering on the seed, water in well, place on a heated propergator/heat mat with a temprature of 20 to 22 degrees C, wash hands after handling the seed and seed covering as its a member of the potato family which is toxic. Keep the soil moist, dark brown, and when squeezed in between the fingers it squeaks, and when compressed it holds together briefly then falls apart.
    When germinated reduce the base heat to 18 to 20 degrees C, when you have 2 sets of leaves, prick out and put in a free draining soil/compost, start your feeding regime approx 4 weeks after pricking out.
     
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    Or, you could have asked for cuttings from our Brugs, a bit late now I know but free to GC members but P&P applies.
     
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      Thanks @Vince I'll bear that in mind depending on my seed success, if that's ok.
       
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      No worries mazambo, we'll be taking cuttings later this year
       
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      I've just taken some seed out of a pod on a B. sanguinea, I sowed them straight away, be interesting to see if they germinate ok.
      Not had great success with purchased seed in the past, I dont think it stays viable for long.

      I think though, the ones from the US might be good as they are more likely to be fresh than from the seed companies over here.
       
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      Thanks for the input @pete I was going to wait until next year to start them off but I've soaked them for 24 hours and taken off the pods and planted 6 seeds today in 3" pots, 2 each in 3 different mixes, seed compost, coir & perlite and sand and peat, probably not necessary but put them on a heated seed mat then covered them with a piece of twin wall polycarb, see how we go with that.
       
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