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Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:57
Gosh spelling mistakes galore! Sorry

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:55
Got a courgette seed to try too. Beans and carrots, but will sow carrots direct. Just got such joy last year from seeing my plants grow on. I just hope they all overwintered ok. But will still have fun growing and giving!! I have heard that my marigolds may not come the sane as last year. Any views on this. They were about a foot tall and large white or creamy yellow balls. They were planted seperate to minimise cross pollination. But u have been told they may go leggy. I was planning to take out the lead tip when first bid appeared (flower head) do you have any experience or hints/tips??

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:36
Chica and WW thankyou. Some if my cuttings I took late on are coming ok, some just look green and brown. So I wanted to try and top up supplies with seeds. I started my garden last year and bought perennials at quite a cost from garden centres. When the seeds came the scrimper in me couldn't resist!!!

I only have small room available but really fancied sharing with family that have larger gardens. I know the marigold f1 that I took seed from, if I'm successful I will have homes for them!! Just think it will be fun and very satisfying. I have a 6ftx8ft pop up greenhouse but fear its too early to get it out, or is it. Shall I just stick to my unheated conservatory?

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:14
Hi all I'm propogating my own seeds this year and could do with help and hints. I have just bought seed trays, capillary matting and tray to stand these in. Also some window propogators with modules in. Also a thermometer so I can see how warm my unheated conservatory is!! I would like specific hints on. Sweet pepper plants - f1 sweet sunshine. Gazania kiss series. Liatris. Marigold - African. Echinacea. Verbena. Scabiosa. Coreopsis. Lobelia- queen Victoria. I don't want masses of perennial plants just a few of each to put in new beds, give my family and just because I really want to try!!

Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 12:54
Thank you

Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 10:01
Brilliant discodave thanks. Another project to get going with. May have to be in my conservatory however its unheated, hope this will work!

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 08:01
I will try mine tonight If I'm home in decent time!!

Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 23:50
What seed compost do you use. Are the cheaper brands ok or go with John innes? The gazania came from ebay so no details are in English on the pack, the rest are taken from my garden incase I lost my newly planted perennials. Insurance policy if you will, even if I don't know when or how to sow them!

Some of my cuttings have come through, but some are looking rather de shrivelled!

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 23:19
I lifted mine and stored in shredded paper. Do I bury in compost, or leave a but poking out?? Some are hard and some are softer, is it worth trying them all or just the rock solid ones??

Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:48
I have posted on the veg threads and will be trying carrots in some of my old compost. However has anyone sown perennial seeds in used compost, does it work!? I'm wanting to sow my gazania kiss series seeds soon (not sure when and how yet). This will be the first year I have sown my own seed and some bought seed. I have: Marigold Gazania Salvia Coreopsis Dahlia Liatris Verbena Echinacea Lobelia queen Victoria Scabiosa Beaujolais bonnets. Any handy hints tips And timings on these would be much appreciated.

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