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I'm going on holiday for three weeks May to April
I come home on the 12th April Do you think I would do any harm in starting My seeding campaign from the 12 th or would you start the campaign as directed on my seed packets.
I have a long list of seeds to start from rudbeckia to Lobelia
I always use the instructions on the seed packets as a guide so I think there is some lea way from the times on the packet. Some seeds can take a while to germinate so it might be a couple of weeks before you see them pop up
I am leaving most of mine till april, if its the same as last
year, i couldnt plant out till June anyway and by then the early sown
plants where getting straggly.
They will germinate quicker because hopefully it will be a bit warmer. However, i do find that lobelia benefits from early sowing, could you set those before and ask someone to keep an eye on them.
Lots of failures come from starting too early. I learned this lesson years ago, and you will be fine with a later start.
Thank you I will write a list down later
Remember how cold March 2013 was... we were all late, and soon caught up for a wonderful show.
I'm sewing later this year. As Woody says, March was bad last year, I had stuff that needed to go out and it was far too cold. Same went for my toms & cumbers, should have been in GH on staging in early May, had to re-pot twice and keep in conservatory until the end of May. Things usually catch up.
Last year was nightmare I lost a lot of seedlings to the weather or had to keep them in and they became straggly.
this is a incomplete List as I still have to list my Toms and chillies
Aquilegia mckana giant mix Californian Poppy Single Mix
Canterbury Bell Cup and Saucer mix
Dahlia Dwarf double mixed
Dahlia pink tuber
Dahlia pompon mix
Dahlia red tuber
Gazania Sunshine Mixed
Geranium maverick red
Geranium sprint red
Hollyhock nigre single
Michaelmes Daisy Aster novi-belgii-mixed
Mountain Cornflower Centaurea Montana
Nassturtium empress of India
Nassturtium tom thumb
Red Hot Poker
Sun Flower ruby sunset
Sunflower Autumn Time
Wallflower Single Mixed
Another go at copy and pasting
get the aquilegias sown now James and put them somewhere cold, outside, cold GH, coldframe
Got it worked out (grab a screen shot and save as a JPG)
The black line is when I'm home I will now make a complete list flower and Veg in the week