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Seeds are up

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 19:46

My dahlia spouted really quickly so very pleased with that. I am in the same boat of having every windowsill full as its too cold to put stuff into my mini greenhouse. Went to local nursery and he was very downbeat due to the cold affecting his buisness he was even selling stuff cheap as the cold was killing plants off. I overheard the B and Q manager speaking to staff saying it was a nightmare as they were having to sell stuff off.

Growing plants

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 16:52

I use energy saving bulbs in the early stages if I am starting plants off early

Penstemon seedlings

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:07

Ill try that as a last resort as i dont think these are going to survive.

Penstemon seedlings

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:23

The same thing is starting to happen again. I just dont understand it everything else is doing really well. These have not been grown under lights

So far i have eliminated: Growing under lights, container depth, moisture levels.

I dont thinks its damping off as its the leaves that go brown the stems dont collapse imediately. The window they are on is west facing.

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Seeds are up

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:19

Anyone growing delphiniums, is it normal for stems to be quite fragile. Got plenty growing now and the plants are getting bigger with the better weather. Lost a few lobelia to the cold but everything else seems fine so far however my lobelia cardinalis have stayed quite small for the time being. my dahlia tuber has sprouted also.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:59

about 7 so quite alot i just needs a few to boost what i have already grown

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:10

i have bought 3 inch pots for a pound with quite a few sweet peas in from b &q do i seperate them now, when i plant them or leave them together?

/thanks

Advice

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 17:26

Agree with you on the liddle seed compost £1.50 for 20 litres i am very pleased with it. Its good stuff.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 17:13

I have had 1 germinate so far. I can see b&q calling lol. Could it be too warm its 25 degrees in the room due to the sun shining through the window. I know its not the best temerature but if anything i would have thought it would have speeded up germination.

Californian Poppy

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 16:55

Tell me about it!

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