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Strictly 2014

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:18

The competition is Pixie's to lose, IMHO of course.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:02

Hi-ya, stranger  how nice to see you. xx

I agree, conditions is still warm enough to sow....'windowsill' I know you will, but boot-camp as soon as they start to show. At least they'll be spared the garage this year.

I was speaking to Jenny (Mrs Eagle)  recently, she told me about some of the after sales queries they get. A lady recently contacted them saying 'I've sown my sweet peas three weeks ago and put them in the airing cupboard....they are now 10 inches tall, what do I do now?' 

 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 09:40

Wills - Your supports will need to be 6 to 8 feet tall.

Probably (if it's high enough) your slatted fence draped with some plastic pea netting would be the way to go. 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:20

Bet it will be your star performer, ommthree.

Germination normally takes between 7 & 21 days, but (for me)  feel 7 days indicates too much warmth...21 days producing much better seedlings.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:01
David K wrote (see)

Wills....I'm losing the will to live  switch it off, cut the plug off and throw it away!

 

I should have said, then put in your unheated greenhouse.

Lid off during the day - on at night.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 21:49

Wills....I'm losing the will to live  switch it off, cut the plug off and throw it away!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 21:29

Wills.....no, put it all, lock stock & barrel in your unheated greenhouse tomorrow.

As if I know where it is now! 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 21:17

"will the seeds that have not germinated will they still germinate ?"

Almost certainly, just replace the lid a night until they have....then dispose  of the propagator.  

Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 21:13

I agree, KEF.

Given recent voting patterns, it will probably be Sunetra to leave this week.

 I thought Caroline's Jive was fantastic and it scored just 1 point less than I predicted earlier in the week.

Jake did really well again, but I just can't take to the guy.

 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 21:06

Hi, Wills

Unfortunately, sweet pea seed react by taking off like a rocket if subjected to too much warmth...resulting in spindly & weak  seedlings.....certainly wouldn't use a propagator myself.

Probably best if you transfer propagator and seedlings (don't know if it's heated or unheated) into a cold greenhouse or coldframe straight away. Leave the lid off during the day & replace it at night for a week or so......thereafter dispense with the propagator altogether, just leaving them in the cold greenhouse or coldframe.

PS. Of course don't switch your propagator on, if it does happen to be heated.

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