Maqui Germination Guide Posted on 18 Feb 21:03 , 0 comments
Maqui thrives in temperate locations free of prolonged freezes. The best way to get started in one of these regions is with high-quality seeds in the correct conditions. Seed germination is a simple process that requires some patience, but don't worry. Follow these few steps and you should see your seeds sprouting in as little as a couple of weeks.
- Sphagnum Moss
- Plastic zipper bag
- Heat Source, such as a heat mat, if average temperature is below 28°C (82° F)
- Easy access to water
- Grow light or natural light
Step 1: Get the Moisture Right
The key is to give the maqui seeds sufficient moisture without over-hydrating the growing medium. Add water to your sphagnum moss until it is moist but does not drip when squeezed.
Step 2: Package the Maqui and Sphagnum in the bag
Mix the seeds and sphagnum moss evenly. Sphagnum provides the right humidity and lessens the risk of fungus, making it ideal for jumpstarting the germination process.
Step 3: Keep Conditions Stable
Keep constantly warm temps above 28°C for a few weeks. Some light can be given or a few hours with a low power grow light.
Step 4: Transplant the sprouting seeds
Pick the sprouting seeds out of the sphagnum moss and plant in acidic soil. They will be easy to find as they will grow towards light.