Sedum, or stonecrop, is a versatile plant that is not picky about soil pH levels or fertility. They grow well in any sunny area. Sedum makes a great accent for rock gardens, do well as borders, and can thrive in containers. Ruby Glow sedum is a popular variety, and one of the easiest varieties to start growing. Other varieties such as golden or white sedum are available as well.
Use the spade or shovel to till the ground for planting. Plant in a site with full sun and good drainage, and wait the soil has warmed up in the spring. If you are using containers, fill the container halfway with soil.
Water the soil until it is nice and wet. Do not flood the soil.
Add more soil to the containers, if you are using them; if not, continue with the next step.
Make a shallow hole in the soil with your finger. Drop a seed inside the hole.
Cover the seed lightly with soil -- it needs some light to germinate -- and give it another light watering.
Place containers in sunlight.
Water the plants one to three times a week, or if the soil is dry.
Cuttings can also be used to grow sedum. You can also start sedum seeds in containers indoors and then transplant them outside.
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- Cuttings can also be used to grow sedum. You can also start sedum seeds in containers indoors and then transplant them outside.