How do you grow roses from seed?


Cut the rose hips off when they are red and ripe but not wrinkled. Plant the hip in a pot that has damp peat moss in it( or seed growing soil). Place outside to allow to freeze. In around the begining of May bring the pot inside and extract the seeds and place them in a dish of water. Seeds that float will not be fertile so choose only the ones that sink to the bottom. Start these seeds like any other seeds by planting them in a sterile seedling type mix. Keep damp but not wet. When the seeds have their second set of leaves then use a mild fertilzer at half strength weekly. Many will be wild type single pink roses but others may be very interesting and worth saving.

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