One portion yields about 10 seedlings and you need ab. 50g for sowing 100 m directly. A portion contains about 25 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Tetragonia expansa|
|Botanic family:||The Carpetweed Family - Aizoaceae|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: March–April/Direct sow: May–June|
|Sowing depth:||2 cm|
|Germination time:||10–25 days|
|Plant spacing:||40–50 cm|
|Row spacing:||70–80 cm|
|Plant location:||Sun–Half shade|
SowingSow fresh seeds indoors or in a hotbed, approx. 2-3 cm deep, in March-April and set out the plants once the danger of frost is over. They can also be sown directly outdoors in May and June in southern Sweden, so probably even earlier in the rest of Europe.
The large, spiky seeds have a hard shell and grow slowly, so soak them in lukewarm water for 1-2 days before sowing. You can also drag the seeds over a sandpaper a few times and even beat them lightly with a hammer to make it easier for the water and the germ to get through.