Germinating perilla seeds
Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:21 pm
Hi there. Can anyone help me figure out how to germinate perilla (shiso) seeds. I have tried to germinate shiso in community pots of 50/50 peatlite, and 100% perlite which is how I usually germinate everything. I usually end up buying a plant. It does sometimes reseed and sedlings pop up between the sidewalk bricks and in alkaline soil, but usually there are only 2-4 volunteers. I have also grown them from cuttings, but the catch is that the cuttings will go to seed the same time the parent does. What media works best and how moist should it be?