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Miss Becks

Nothing has come up Kirsty.

Try posting your question again?

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!
sotongeoff

Bit early-which seeds?

You can start some off indoors-but it depends

I have several packets that suggest I can start planting indoors from February....

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sotongeoff

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

Fair point! Guess I'll wait a bit longer! Thanks
sotongeoff

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

LorraineP

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.  

Most seedlings grown indoors will be fine going into the greenhouse the middle of next month won't they?
sotongeoff
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

sotongeoff
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

Cheers geoff guess im going to have to take over the conservatory agai!. Just put up my greenhouse itching to use it

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.   

But what about tomatoes,chillies, peppers. When should young plants go into the greenhouse

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sotongeoff
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

LorraineP

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

jad1

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.

 

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

figrat

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.