I was encouraged by this video I found online that shows actual progress examples for blue fescue grown from seed.
Unfortunately on the package it doesn't tell me what variety of blue fescue this is, whereas the one I got from Allisonville Nursery was the type 'Elijah Blue'. Oh well, hopefully they don't look obviously different near each other.
|$1.37 for seeds, hoping to get a few good clumps and save myself $10 or so - plus the fun of watching grass grow!|
|I didn't space them, I just sort of sprinkled them around. I'm hoping to get 2 good clumps out of this.|
|Damp thin layer of soil over the seeds|
|Sandwich bag greenhouse to keep the soil moist - Day 0 is March 9, 2015|
|Blue fescue germination by day 4|
|Blue fescue from seed day 8|
|Blue fescue from seed day 16|
|Blue fescue from seed day 18 - So far it just looks like normal grass but it is slightly firm to the touch|
Update 5/5/2015: I transplanted the new grass shoots into my backyard flower bed. I wouldn't say they "took off" but at least now they look more like blue fescue and not just regular grass. Each individual grass blade turns into a whole clump of its own.
|Blue fescue from seed, this is one of the babies planted March 9, photo taken May 5 so about 2 months since planting|
|Another update, here we are on August 25, 2015|