Posted: Yesterday at 19:15
Hi, James, we've quite lucky so far because of no really cold weather, but they will need watching for a while to ensure they do germinate. If there is no sign of them surfacing after 21 days, you may need to think of bringing them indoors until they do.
However, once the seed has germinated straight back outside to the coldframe or cold greenhouse, where they will stand -10C without any problem.
Personally I like cold germinated seedlings, they are always sturdy & go on to do well....on the other hand, those germinated too warm will be soft, weak & leggy and never really make good plants.
Mousetraps - Fortunately I don't get troubled with mice much, although do set one as a precaution......no need for them once the seed has popped through as they are only interested in eating the seed itself.