Friday, May 30, 2014

Journal May 30, 2014 - Trying to grow Gerbera Daisies by micro-propagation

I have wanted to try to grow Gerbera Daisies for sometime, but the seeds are expensive and germination is said to be erratic.  It is also recommended that these should be grown by experienced growers, which I am not.  One seed vendor charges $8.95 for ten seeds and that does not include shipping.

My wife purchased a small plant for our front porch, so I snipped a leaf, cut it into six sections and placed the sections into a protocol prepared for multiplication.

Whether this works, or not, it should be an interesting project.

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