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24/10/2012 at 13:58

Has anyone sowed Viola seeds, are they easy or difficult?  I have a lot of seeds collected this Autumn and was wondering whether to sow some now or just buy the plants.

24/10/2012 at 21:03

Easy to grow from seed especially if you want a specific colour/variety. They are slug food IME so do protect. It is probably too late to get a reliable germination this late in the season, but you could try sowing some now, under cover/in a coldframe.

I'd also buy some plants as well, as the seeds, if they do germinate they wont flower well until quite a lot bigger & the colder weather/less light will prevent that happening. J.

25/10/2012 at 08:53

Violas seem to be prolific seeders so I thought I would give it a go and see what happens. I will also buy some plants to put on the garden table, away from nasty slugs. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

20/05/2014 at 09:30

I bought 3 packets of viola seeds from last year's Gardeners' World Live, Viola sorbet "Denim" & "Coconut Swirl" & viola teardrops "Pink Blush".

I'd like to sow them to (hopefully) have flowers in a window box next spring. Could anyone advise the best time to do this please? I have a cold frame & greenhouse, but I think the greenhouse would be too hot at this time of year. All advice gratefully received. 

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