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20/02/2013 at 20:40
20/02/2013 at 20:44

Nothing has come up Kirsty.

Try posting your question again?

20/02/2013 at 20:59
Take two!

I want to get going planting seeds in my greenhouse, but it is unheated.

Is it too early? If so, when should I wait until?!

Last year I felt all my plants were a bit behind!
20/02/2013 at 21:01

Bit early-which seeds?

You can start some off indoors-but it depends

20/02/2013 at 21:05
I have several packets that suggest I can start planting indoors from February....
20/02/2013 at 21:08

Suggest is one thingwhere will they go once germinated?-if they are tender veg/flowers the green house is still too cold

20/02/2013 at 21:10
Fair point! Guess I'll wait a bit longer! Thanks
20/02/2013 at 21:13

Leave it for a few weeks when this cold has dissappeared and we see a real Spring-they will catch up and be stronger plants too boot

20/02/2013 at 21:19

Hi there, I'm also wanting to sow some seeds, in fact already sown a few (lobelia, cosmos, stocks) indoors and was wondering if they would be ok to be moved to a covered passage    way on the side of my house.  It has a perspex roof and is probably about 7 degs during the day.  

20/02/2013 at 21:27
Most seedlings grown indoors will be fine going into the greenhouse the middle of next month won't they?
20/02/2013 at 21:31
gab82 wrote (see)
Most seedlings grown indoors will be fine going into the greenhouse the middle of next month won't they?

Unlikely -it is still too cold at night in an unheated greenhouse

20/02/2013 at 21:33
LorraineP wrote (see)

Hi there, I'm also wanting to sow some seeds, in fact already sown a few (lobelia, cosmos, stocks) indoors and was wondering if they would be ok to be moved to a covered passage    way on the side of my house.  It has a perspex roof and is probably about 7 degs during the day.  

Sorry to say-not warm enough-this is why it is worth waiting so after germination the correct conditions can be provided for growing on

20/02/2013 at 21:42
Cheers geoff guess im going to have to take over the conservatory agai!. Just put up my greenhouse itching to use it
20/02/2013 at 21:45

As Geoff has posted..It's still alittle early to sow most seeds, I'd be inclined to wait.

This doesn't answer your Q but If you really want to get ahead of the game with sowing seeds, and I'm thinking for next year, there are some flower seeds which can be sown July/August time and planted out Sept/Oct time to over winter, you would need to check the growing instructions on the packet for each variety. I did this with Foxglove, Bellis and Parsley ( and another but the labels blown away) Planted in a nursery bed, today was spent relocating them round the garden.

Sown Sept/Oct time,(depending where you live), sweetpea will over winter in the GH and I've also had success with cornflowers.   

20/02/2013 at 22:01
But what about tomatoes,chillies, peppers. When should young plants go into the greenhouse
20/02/2013 at 22:06
gab82 wrote (see)
But what about tomatoes,chillies, peppers. When should young plants go into the greenhouse

April at the very earliest -even then it might be too early-it depends on the temperatures-day and night

20/02/2013 at 22:11

Thanks geoff - I guess I'll just have to be patient !

20/02/2013 at 22:29

Growing seeds in the greenhouse depends on what area you  live. I am north cornwall.

I grow broad beans, sweetpeas in mine which is unheated. I do use a deep root trainer with a lid.The rest i leave until March when it is warmer.

 

21/02/2013 at 19:21

Hi, Kirsty. You haven't yet replied What do you want to sow, flowers or veg?

21/02/2013 at 19:28

I've got toms and peppers and coriander all germinated and snuggled up in the heated propagator in my gh. Sweet peas, mangetout, broad beans and regular peas all germinated in there too but are now out on the staging.I'm just on the southern edge of Dartmoor, and it is chilly at the moment, so I've draped some fleece over them all for the moment.

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