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My Seedlings

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 00:47

If they are leggy, like a bit stretched, just curl them round in the new module or pot until they are buried almost up to the leaves. Its easier to do this if you put just a tiny bit of compost in the pot then curl up the plant and carefully tuck the compost round it. I will post a photo tomorrow.

I kept my honesty in until warmer, then hardened off through the summer,

Plant in their positions in the garden about September, they will over winter in the ground and flower next Spring.

Growing in tea bags

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 00:37

As i read it, they are not using tea, just the bag to hold together a coir type fibre medium.


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:38

They do take a long time to grow, i sow in modules with a pinch of seed in each one, no need to prick out then.


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:32

Very good, well done. For a first try they are super plants.

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:29

Is the first a sedum, bit early for them to flower, I thought they had fleshy leaves as well, is it a euphorbia?

My Seedlings

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:16

Foreward planning there Mike, Honesty ready for flowering next year. Be careful of cold nights at the moment.

My honesty is flowering now, some came mauve, some are white, very pretty and its the only thing, apart from prims and daffs thats flowering in my garden just now.

When you come to potting up your cosmos, you can curl it right up in the new pots, right up to the shoulders of the seedling, then when they are taller, pinch out the tops and they will shoot out from the sides, also, pick off a

ny buds till the plant is a good size.

Westland Gro-Sure Tomato Planter

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:34

They a re certainly cheaper than a bag of compost,  get some for me while you are there please, use ful for raised beds too.

Where best to plant Fuchsia plugs

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:24

Also, dont let any buds grow until you get a big strong plant, pick them off or they will sap the strength out of your plants.

What to plant in the greenhouse?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:20

I bought one of those living salads from the supermarket in december.  I split it up and made 13 plants, i just cut off some leaves from each plant after they grew on and there is still some in there. I am not sure whether i could have germinated seeds in november, so tried that and it worked, all for 99p.

Compost bins on soil

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:13
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I prefer bins on soil, that way the worms can get in.

Me too, mine doesnt dissappear!

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