HI, last year i saved and sowed E. himalaicus seed. They germinated and sent up a single leaf, but the leaves died back in june. The root seems to be ok. How should i care for them now. They are in 4" pots. I know the mature plants die back in mid summer. Thanks Brian (Jemo)
That's ironic. I also planted them last year and got the single green grass-like shoot this year which has just died back in Summer. I've read quite a bit about them but can't find any information about caring for them as seedlings. However mine are in the ground.
I know they prefer well drained soil in a sunny position and don't like to dry out. So be careful not to over or under water yours as that's easy to do when plants are in pots. Of course the other thing is the roots must be protected from Winter frost. Maybe you should plant the pots themselves in the ground in Winter and throw a mulch over them to protect them?
Finally as you probably already found out slugs and snails LOVE them! Your guess is as good as mine about how to keep the little slime-balls away. It's a constant battle.