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17/02/2014 at 20:08

No sign of my chillies (after three and a half weeks or so) so new seed sown yesterday.  I sowed some dierama at the same time as the first chillies and bother to mention it because of the one to six months germination time ... two little dieramas seedlings appeared yesterday .

21/02/2014 at 00:04

Hi if you put your chillie seed on a radiator mine came throu within 2 weeks 

21/02/2014 at 11:12

The gazanias and petunias have germinated. Sown Rudbeckia "Tiger Eye" and "Cherry Brandy", Swan River Daisies and Verbena "Dwarf Jewels".

2 Sweet Peas of the 36 I sowed on the 7th have germinated in the last day or two. Hope the others follow soon.

21/02/2014 at 12:11

ordered the seeds so soon will start sewing

21/02/2014 at 17:08
cody smith wrote (see)

Hi if you put your chillie seed on a radiator mine came throu within 2 weeks 

They were in a heated propagator (still are and still no sign).

21/02/2014 at 19:22

sowed my onion, cabbage and leek seed in unheated propagators on 11/ feb and they are all starting to appear now. Yipee!

22/02/2014 at 07:48
Hi,

I have sown onions in late January, and sweet peas, tomatoes, aubergines and red onions this week.

Can't wait for spring!
22/02/2014 at 09:41
LilAmbar wrote (see)
cody smith wrote (see)

Hi if you put your chillie seed on a radiator mine came throu within 2 weeks 

They were in a heated propagator (still are and still no sign).

 

LilAmbar wrote (see)
cody smith wrote (see)

Hi if you put your chillie seed on a radiator mine came throu within 2 weeks 

They were in a heated propagator (still are and still no sign).

Well if I were you I would bring seed packet back to shop where you bought or send it to seed company for a refund the seed is guaranteed to germinate after that its up to you to keep them growing

22/02/2014 at 22:05

Cody, think I'll sow aubergines and chillies on the radiator 

22/02/2014 at 23:10
They would be better off in seed compost...
25/02/2014 at 12:26

Sowed my first seeds this year this morning. Black Eyed Susan mixed,Cleome rose queen,Coreopsis red,Physostegia summer white and Coleus mixed.

25/02/2014 at 12:40

Lupin, Clivia, Monarda, Gerbera & Jatropha Podagrica sown this week.

25/02/2014 at 17:58

I'd never heard of Jatropha podatrica Mark so googled it, what a strange plant,  have you grown it before?  What about Monarda, how long does take to get to flowering size and is it reasonably easy from seed?

25/02/2014 at 20:57

No I haven't grown it before but it looks an interesting plant.

As for Monarda, never grown it from seed before so will have to wait & see.

27/02/2014 at 18:16

I grew Monarda from seed last year and it was really easy - they are now clumping up nicely in the beds around my patio.

01/03/2014 at 18:13

Can I ask a question please. I'm new to growing my own. I started last spring and learnt a lot in my first season. I started planting seeds this weekend in window propagators but I was just wondering if  there's any kind of weather report that can inform me if the frost has passed so I can start planting my seeds out direct. I've googled it but all sorts of stuff come up and obviously weather reports only go a week in advance. Thanks so much. Emma

01/03/2014 at 18:30

To early Misselong still frost to get and snow no doubt late April early May is more the time. Better late planting and they will catch up than planting early and losing them.

01/03/2014 at 18:40

Misselong, I always assume that the last frost could be as late as May18th. Having said that I always put my Pelagoniums from last year outside at the beginning of April (after hardening them off for about 5 minutes) as by that time I think of them adult enough to look after themselves. Besides I need the room in the green house for newbies.

01/03/2014 at 19:55

Late frosts also depend where you live and you can get things called frost pockets 

I do agree May is usually safe , best of luck

01/03/2014 at 20:08

Yep yee its March. Going to start my sowing my seeds this week ( in the kitchen) my poor husband lol, but I did sow some hot peppers 16 days ago and they are all 1cm high yeah. 

Misslong if you put them outside under cloths. I use old curtain nettings they should keep them safe from April. Last year I planted outside in the middle of march before I went away and they grew lovely. This year I'm keeping a dairy so next year so I know for next year. 

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