Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:55
I grow in pots every year. I use multi purpose compost with slow release food or tomato food now and again once buds start appearing. They're only watered if the soil's dry further down than about an inch or so.
Always use good quality seed Sue - that helps with germination. Don't crowd the pot either. A pot that size would only take a few plants. I use 6 to 8 in a 15 inch pot.
These were taken a few days ago - Juliet
and Cupani - always very easy
All sown in small pots in spring, and then moved into those pots, but only because I had building work going on. It was tricky getting suitable space, and would have been quite late to sow direct, which is what I usually do.