How to Pot Up Germinated Lupins
So these are the lupin seeds that we set about five days ago and they’ve been on a sunny windowsill with the kitchen towel moist and they’ve germinated now. So I’m just going to open up the little packet that they’re in I have checked them every couple of days but they’ve germinated nicely now. And as you can see they’ve got quite a little root system on them and they’re starting to get the the leaves. So these are ready for potting on into compost. So yeah we’re going to pot these up into this little modular tray.
You can use a little yogurt pots if you don’t want to buy plastic and just just recycle your and reuse your little yogurt pots. So I’m just going to pop. Some compost peat free compost into the modular tray level of just tap it down and then what you’re going to do is gently pick up one of the seedlings and pop it into the compost.
Now you can water the compost first if you want. It’s entirely up to you. Sometimes it’s easier. Sometimes it’s better just to get your seeds seeds in first. So I’m just going to make some holes with my finger. Then all you do is gently pick up your little seedling. And obviously what you want to do is be very careful not to touch the roots and you want to leave your leaf just above the surface so gently firm in.
Then once we’ve got them up the whole tray done we’ll give them a watering. So some of the seeds are actually rooted into the kitchen towel so you need to do this just gently tear that open. Again you don’t want to damage any of the roots so it’s a bit fiddly. Well and even if you’ve got a little bit of the kitchen towel like that it’s not going to hurt because it will. It will rot away once you’ve got it into the soil. So again just hold in the seed or the leaf.
Whatever you’ve got there just pop that into the ground. Try and leaf the the leaf above ground above the soil and then just firm and then just carry on with that process until you fill the tray. Now as I say they took about five days to get to this stage and it may it can take. Sometimes it’s only two days but it can take up to a week days. With this method you can see exactly what’s happening so you can judge when you want to start and pot them up.
Obviously if you’ve got any spare plants you can give them away to friends or neighbours and or if you want you can just throw them away. It’s entirely up to you what you do with them. Again that one’s rooted into the that one’s a good example. So it’s actually got the seed pod. Seed pod at the bottom of the root And that’s your new leaf coming. So again you don’t need to worry about taking that seed pod of. Don’t don’t handle the root just handle that the leaf at the top.
With any seedling you don’t want to be handling either the roots or the stem of the plant because you can’t replace those the the leaves the regenerate you’ll get another leaf in its place so you don’t be too worried about the leaf. These do germinate pretty well. This this way you’ve just got to make sure you keep them moist but not overly wet and warm. And obviously they need a light as well. So on a warm windowsill.