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30/03/2013 at 20:18

hi ,has anyone got any tips for sowing seeds in this cold weather

30/03/2013 at 20:19

Which seeds?-not all need heat anyway

30/03/2013 at 20:20

I always sow them indoors at the moment and move out later its too cold on a night at the moment. Just pop on the window sill in a propagator.

30/03/2013 at 20:38

Here's a link which makes a couple of useful points.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Grow-Your-Own/Advice/Veg-advice/Seed-sowing-technique

However, my guess is that you are looking for specific tips based on personal experience with particular seeds. Are you thinking of indoor planting?

30/03/2013 at 20:46

to plant are seeds i want to sow are beetroot , spring onions , radish, lettuce

30/03/2013 at 20:51

They do not need heat-it probably says that on the seed packet-in fact lettuce will not germinate if it gets too warm

Sow the seed in a cold greenhouse-or outside now

31/03/2013 at 10:37

cj - I've recently done beetroot, spring onions and lettuce in the greenhouse (unheated). Good luck

31/03/2013 at 12:02

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/20782.jpg?width=356&height=350&mode=max

HI  I sow flower seeds indoors.In my dining room (my family love me lol)

I have afew plastic greenhouses but going to use them for hardening off as it is so cold still. 

I have recently successfully germinated flower seedlings Pansys, Aubrietia, cosmos,Petunia,sweet william,coleus,Dahlia,Livingstone Daisy,Antirrhinum, and alot more using trays and plastic covering .

In my south facing dining room. I was terrified at first that they wouldnt germinate but they did and I am delighted.

I am sowing veg seeds outsside in unheated plastic greenhouse, a case of fingers crossed as it is so cold.

I also made seed trays out of everything I could find remembering to put drainage holes in them all. I cant afford to buy heat mats etc so i kept it basic.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/20783.jpg?width=235&height=350&mode=max

 Best of luck xxx

31/03/2013 at 12:06

You do exactly as I do Wendy!! That last picture looks like the contents of one of my spare recycling boxes. I keep them all, 'just in case'.

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