Hello Friends! Today am gonna show you a simple method, on,
how to germinate, phlox seeds. Phlox is a wild flowering plant. These plants sport,many star-shaped, colorful
flowers when in bloom. There are so many varieties of this plant,
and , They are easy to care for and low maintenance. Here we are going to use Coco-Peat as the
medium, to sow the seeds. Cocopeat is a natural fibre made out of coconut
husks. The extraction of the coconut fibre from husks,
gives us this by-product called cocopeat. Cocopeat is a 100% natural growing medium. This cocopeat dried in the natural sun, are
processed to produce different items namely cocopeat block, cocopeat briquettes, cocopeat
discs, etc. Clean coir has natural rooting hormones and
anti-fungal properties, and also it is very cheap and easily available. Cocopeat is very easy to use, Just soak the
brick in a bucket of water, and after sometime you get an expanded ready to use potting soil
rich in many ways. It can also be combined with soil or sand,
and used as a mixer or a stand-alone product. Now coming back to the topic, here we are
using some bio-degradable paper cups. We have a separate video on how to make these
paper cups from waste obtained after using toilet paper rolls. The advantage is – once a sapling grows in
it, it can be directly planted into pots and it bio-degrades. So! Coming back. We are filling these pots with coco-peat and
then sow the seads into these pots. So! Now we are about to open, the packet of seeds
we purchased from a local nursery. Its very cheap and about 15 rupees per packet. Here you Go! The Phlox seeds are very delicate. Handle them carefully. They need a temperature of 65 F to germinate. So after sowing, keep them in a dark warm
place. I usually prefer to keep under my covered
counter wash basin. They are very much similar in look and feel
to the coriander seeds. Now coming back to task! Just throw few seeds like 4 to 5 seeds in
each cup, spread slightly apart from each other. Now! Cover them with an extra layer of coco-peat
or soil � about a quarter inch and then sprinkle water on these cups to thouroughly
moist the soil. Put some light pressure with your finger over
the soil and, that�s it. For Fater results in germination, optionally
cover the whole tray with polythene foil, so that it will retain moisture for a longer
time and give faster results. That�s All in this Video Friends! Thanks for Watching! See you in Next Video ! Take Care!