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I planted some lupin seeds, saved from the plants in my garden. I have put one seed in each small pot. Not sure where to put the pots, ie in a properator, outside, inside, in a sunny position? Please would someone share their knowledge. Thanks
I sowed mine last year around june/july i think. Just left them outside with some protection from the rain and they grew quick.
Not sure at this time of year and it's still cold what would best. If it were me and I had sown a few pots, might be tempted to try some inside, in a propagator, taking the lid off when germinated and maybe the others outside in a sheltered spot. I would use a progator or covering of some sort as well.
Maybe others can help a bit more
Thanks holly hock, will give that a try. Did try researching online but had now luck finding info on sowing lupin seeds so just took a gamble. If it doesn't work out there's always next year!
Hi Lorraine, there's always later on this year as well If you don't have any success now try again mid summer outside.
Watch out for the slugs and snails on the new shoots
Just to update on my lupin seeds (sown 1 April) - the ones outside in a propergator in a sheltered south facing corner, close to the house, have germinated (4 of the 6 sown). Of the other 4, in an unheated utility, with a perspex roof on top of the dishwasher only 1 has germinated. So I think I will be moving them outside this weekend. I was surprised the outside ones germinated more sucessfully, but would seem that's what they like.
Great news Lorraine seems like they definately prefer an outside sowing and earlier than I thought. Do you know what colour they are going to be?
No, sorry can't remember the colour, possibly pink. With the weather as it was last year I didn't pay much attention to my garden. It was propergated from a dry root bought in Wilkinsons. I have another in a pot which is doing well and I think I will split it - spread the love! Was so pleased the seeds germinated just hope they continue to thrive.
They are lovely plants, one of mine was a root from Wilkinsons. The cuttings I've taken are doing well.
Pleased to hear your lupins made it Yvonne - I find it quite disheartening when plant fail to thrive or return after winter