Ranunculus

(seed; cutflower)

Stage 1

Rooting hormones
No

Vermiculite cover
Yes

Soil temp (min)
60

Soil temp (max)
65

Irrigation frequency
Wet

Surfactant
No

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
14

Stage 2

Soil temp (min)
65

Soil temp (max)
70

Moisture
Wet

Fertilizer
50-75 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
7

Stage 3

Soil temp (min)
65

Soil temp (max)
70

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<1.0

Time (min)
35

Time (max)
35

Stage 4

Soil temp (max)
62

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
11

Time (max)
12

General

  • Best germination if cool and moist
  • For best root growth, allow soil to dry between waterings
  • Keep light levels <1 ,SOO I
  • c
  • in Stage 2 and <3,000 I
  • c
  • in Stages 3 and 4 to prevent burn and stunted growth
  • 11-12 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer