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Suggestions please.

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 18:00

We've got a couple of Italian Cypress tress

need advice

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 19:44

I mean as far as the fecundity of the seeds go...

need advice

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 19:42

I think maybe these commercially grown ones (opium poppies) may be different figrat?

A chapter of a book

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 19:39

What not to do wrong

need advice

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 19:32

chica - I worked for a couple of years at a local agricultural college and on the way to work passed fields growing 'opium poppies'. Nipped off my bicycle one day home and collected some seed heads . Sowed them but nothing happened - perhaps they are sterile - I really don't know but sure someone here will!


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 19:19

I've had them in half barrels.uprotectected (Hampshire), for the last three years and they have just got better and here's a small shoot poking through in one right now so fingers crossed they will do well again this year.

Paper pots versus what?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:00
Doh! Everyone is talking about trays! My propagator is 2 foot square and has no trays that came with! I do use plastic reused food trays for lots of things but suspect my going in position has been different! STill interesting to hear your ways of doing things.

Paper pots versus what?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:30

I had the same experience once with the roots going round and around but now I very carefully unfold the base and snip it off before potting on - works for me.

Derek - tried the peat/fibre/coir pots but couldn't get on with them - could never somehow get the moisture content right but paper ones I like.

I only use these paper pots for early small seeds such as chilli and tomatoes - all seeds require their own ways. I was just curious about other methods of germinating in a heated propagator. Thanks


Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:18

When the nettles start growing, pinch out the top young shoots and make yourself some nettle soup - it's delicious (does need stock adding though ) - then apply any weedkiller you need to!

RHS Plant Finder

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:12

but only if you know what you are looking for

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