When you have an appreciation for how to propagate snapdragons, you may want to take the next step and grow your own. There are several varieties that can be grown successfully on your home garden. One of the easiest is the Shasta Dragon. This is a large leaf composite variety. The flowers appear to be mini versions of the original snapdragons and many people enjoy eating them fresh.
You can also propagate snapdragons successfully by taking cuttings from them or by planting seeds from them. Cuttings and seeds can be purchased at your local nursery or grow shop. Some varieties of the snapdragons are not easy to germinate unless you use cuttings.
Most people try to use seeds from planting as well. If you are able to get some of these, use a sharp pair of garden shears to cut off some of the leaflets. Placing the pieces in a glass of water and gently shaking will encourage the seeds to germinate. Place the pieces in a pot, covered with a piece of muslin, and you should be able to get a continuous supply of seeds.
Another option of how to propagate snapdragons is to plant them in compost. The best compost to use to plant this species is a worm-compost mix. Planting your cuttings in compost will encourage both the growth of the flower and the emergence of its seeds. Worms are beneficial because they eat away at the dirt holding in the roots of plants. On top of that, they help break down organic matter into compost for use as fertilizer.
If you live in a warm climate, you can sprout your snapdragons from seeds that have been kept in wet weather. Keep an eye on your garden soil to watch for moisture. If you see any signs of moisture, plant your seeds. This will help them sprout quickly. In a warm climate, planting your seeds in early spring will lead to healthy blooming plants before the summer.
There are several different ways how to propagate deadhead snapdragons. You can simply use your bare hands by snatching out the seeds with your fingers, or you can buy a device called a ‘deadhead’. A deadhead is a stick you purchase at your local nursery or garden store that has a metal head on it so that it will catch the seeds. The benefit of using a deadhead is that it is easier to control the seeds being dispersed, it is less messy than manually picking the seeds, and you will ensure that the plants have plenty of space to grow.
How to propagate Fannies, or snapdragons, is a little bit more involved. In order to properly grow and cultivate Fannies you need to know how to properly plant and dig them. The 3 easy steps below will help you successfully grow Fannies.
The easiest way to plant Fannies is by using your bare hands. Planting seeds directly into the ground will help the plant have a good chance of growing healthy and strong, especially if you plant them in partial sun. If you want to grow Fannies in full sun you should dig the holes a little bit deeper, however, if you want to grow Fannies in partial shade you should just keep their holes partially open. If you follow these steps you should be successful in learning how to propagate deadhead snapdragons.
Deadhead snapdragons may bloom at any time during the year, but they are not that easy to get an abundant amount of blooms unless you start them right after they have been planted. To get an abundant harvest of colorful flowers, plant your snapdragons in partial shade right after you dig the holes for them, before you plant the seeds. The root system will need to be kept open so that the plant has room to grow.
If you want to know how to propagate snapdragons in the greenhouse you should use the sowing method. Sowing your plants in the greenhouse before they are ready will ensure that they get plenty of space to grow. Once they are in the greenhouse you should give them plenty of room to grow and develop until they produce fertile germination seeds. You can find seeds at any garden center or nursery. Once you have sown a few snapders you should check their growth condition to see how many seeds they are producing.
If you have a seed that is producing well you should take a cutting of it and place it in a small plastic bag and freeze it. The next time you water your plant make sure you do not water it too much and allow it to thaw. If you do this procedure just about every day you should have hundreds of healthy cuttings waiting to be planted in your greenhouse. Once the plants start to produce they will begin to blossom and you will have hundreds of beautiful berries to enjoy.