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Do hollyhocks self seed UK?
Last Updated: 4th May, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, how do you get seeds from hollyhocks?
To harvest hollyhock seeds, simply snap the hollyhock seed pods off the stalks with your fingers, dropping them into a brown paper bag. (If you want to sow them instead of saving them, autumn is also the ideal time for that.
Likewise, how do you plant hollyhock seeds UK? Sow hollyhock seeds outdoors just beneath the surface of the soil 1-2 weeks before last frost. Seeds will germinate in 10-14 days. Thin to 18-36 inches apart after seedlings have sprouted.
Hereof, do hollyhocks come true from seed?
Press seeds into the soil and cover lightly with soil, if at all. When seedlings are up and established, thin each group to one plant so it has room to grow. Hollyhocks are open pollinated and will usually come true from seed, although wonderful variations can always surprise you the following year.
Should you soak hollyhock seeds?
When to Soak Hollyhock Seeds Giving hollyhock seeds a water treatment is a good idea if you're using store-bought seed or seed that you've collected, dried, and stored. If you sow them by breaking and scattering dried seed pods outdoors at the end of the growing season, there's no need to soak the seed beforehand.