Posted: 16/02/2014 at 13:35
David, I have some questions if I may. . .
I have some toilet rolls which I have saved for growing my first ever sweet peas What do I need to put at the bottom of the rolls to stop the compost coming out?
Do I use seed compost? (Stupid question that one!)I have some so that should be ok
Once I have planted my seeds, where should I keep them? I have a shed and a placcie green house, no cold frame. I also have a kitchen window ledge.
How often should I water them - I had a disaster with all the seeds I tried last year - only 3 actual plants grew
Many thanks for your patience
Hi, Panda......I'm glad others have stepped in with answers re toilet roll planters, cos I've never tried them.
Other matters; Yes do sow the seed in seed compost, others have too much nutrient. Water after the seed has been sown and not again until they surface....be careful not to saturate and certainly don't water in very cold weather.
Once you've sown your seed, try to fined somewhere cool indoors (maybe a unheated bedroom or porch) for the seed to germinate.....somewhere near 10c would be ideal.
Once the seeds have surfaced straight into your mini-greenhouse......any heat at this stage will result in leggy seedlings.
Finally, you say "have some toilet rolls which I have saved for growing my first ever sweet peas"
Not a good idea to re-use, I would have thought, because of passing on disease....all seedlings are prone to damping-off when dirty containers are used.