Aster

(seed; cutflower)

Stage 1

Rooting hormones
No

Vermiculite cover
Yes

Germ. light
Yes

Soil temp (min)
68

Soil temp (max)
70

Irrigation frequency
Dry

Surfactant
No

Time (min)
4

Time (max)
5

Stage 2

Soil temp (min)
68

Soil temp (max)
70

Moisture
Dry

Fertilizer
50-75 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Suppl. light
yes

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
7

Stage 3

Soil temp (min)
65

Soil temp (max)
68

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<1.0

Time (min)
17

Time (max)
17

Stage 4

Soil temp (max)
62

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
5

Time (max)
6

General

  • To prevent premature flowering, minimize stress due to high light and low moisture and fertilizer
  • Do not hold plugs! Keep plants vegetative with supplemental lighting
  • 5-6 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer