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seedlings progress ...

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:41

Hello Mike. Thanks for your post. i was really worried about the leaning, i suspect also i didnt sow them deep enough. the calendula and lettuce also seem close together but is it best to be patient and wait til they have other leaves before thinning them out?

i have turned the trays as regularly as possible - morning and evening. im at work during the day so dont have access to them. auxiliary lighting, no idea where to start with that. sadly im quite limited in what i have available at my temporary location ... but rest assured ill do my best.

i gave them a little watering from the bottom tonight. drained before it reached the surface, so the soil isnt wet but moist. i decided to do this after i dipped my finger into the soil when i came back tonight half deep and it seemed slightly dry.

seedlings progress ...

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 21:22

so .. my first sowing attempts made on sunday 16th, all have germinated bar the parsley (which i was expecting to be slow). these were started off in a propogator on a west window, and once the seeds came up, i lifted the lids off (but probably a couple of days late).

since, the marigold varieties in particular have grown a lot, but they are all suffering from 'window lean' ... see picture:

im trying to rotate them, but im not sure if these are doing ok .. can someone give me a little nudge in the right direction of what i might need to do next?

this first 2 pics are calendula (the biggest ones), next to them lettuce (mixed), then tagetes, then dainty marietta.

the second pic is aubretia, then gardeners delight cherry tom, and red alert cherry tom.

thanks ...

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 21:04

thanks for the feedback everyone, i ordered 5x hidcote looks like they'll be delivered within april sometime, perfect for giving me some time to prepare the area they will be going in.

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 13:05


has anyone bought any lavenders from ? about to buy a handful and they seem to be cheap. £11 for x 5 hidcotes, plus there's a 17% code to use so they cost £9.11. 

Seed sowing

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:44


tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:40

what kind of stuff Jess ?

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:40

Great to hear Lori. keep us posted with your progress

Seed sowing

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:27

i don't follow Mike.

is this a post of advice? a question? a moan at garden centres? a moan at pots and container growing? 

casualties of the battlefield

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 23:25

Hi Verdun

i have some aubretia cascade that are just coming through from seed sown 9 days ago. i would like to line the front edge of the wall with these, so that it tumbles over it. behind that - essentially a herbaceous perennial area. its excellent soil to work with. drains well, loamy. id like to get lavender in there for sure, salvias aswell. i also have 3x viburnum tinus in pots, that will soon be big enough to plant - at the back fence for those perhaps, if they arent going to be used in another area. failing that i love verbena bonariensis and maybe some stipa or some other grass towards the back.

casualties of the battlefield

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:24

sorry to bump my own thread, but can anyone offer advice for the above post?

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