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31/10/2013 at 12:03

I have had some box plant seeds growing in a container on my windowsill for 2 weeks and there are approx 5 shoots coming through, they just look like blades of grass at the moment, are these the actual box plant or weeds?  Any help would be great thanks.

31/10/2013 at 12:06

They'll be weeds. Box will have a pair of seed leaves

31/10/2013 at 15:34

Ok thanks, i have got rid of the grass bits, how long do buxus seeds usually take to come throug? kept on a nice sunny windowsill in a plastic container.

31/10/2013 at 15:40

Get them outside davie, they need a period of cold before they germinate

01/11/2013 at 07:20

Hi nutcutlet, they were in the fridge for a month before i put them in propagator On windowsill.

01/11/2013 at 07:57

I think they'd still be better off outside in a sheltered corner -  box are hardy - if you start them off indoors they'll grow soft and lush and leggy.  You need them to be short and stout.  Think Sandi Toksvig rather than Naomi Campbell 

01/11/2013 at 08:07

Forget messing about with fridges and propagators. Let it do what comes naturally

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