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Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:45
I'd go with what Katherine W said. Leave the stem until you can hear the seeds rattling then use the ones on the middle of the stem.
I'm definitely trying that this year. Mine are still green so will have to wait a while.

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:13
I often think I should sell plants. Do people actually buy them on eBay?

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 19:05
Ha, sorry. Predictive text changed your name kittyjane.

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 19:05
Hi Kittiwake
The seeds are very small as WW said. Collect from the middle of the spire as suggested. Sprinkle them sparingly on top of damp seed compost, John Innis no. 1 is good for this. You can mix the seeds with sand if it helps (not builder's sand). Label them.
Leave them somewhere safe making sure they don't dry out.
When they are large enough to handle, prick them out gently and transfer to very small pots or plugs.
They'll die down over winter but don't worry about that.
When they start growing again you just keep potting them into larger pots, 1" bigger each time until they are the size you want.
Hope that helps .

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 19:07
It's easy to say gardening makes you happy when the sun is shining and plants and crops are giving their all, and there's time to sit and admire your handiwork. But it's the 'getting there' that really makes you glow, in more ways than one! All the hard graft through cold, wet, dreary days clearing and sowing, scraping and painting, digging and hoeing. In your mind's eye you imagine how it will all look when it's finished. Planning, scheming and dreaming. And when it all comes together with an exuberant fanfare of colour and scent you can pat yourself on your back and say, 'I did that.' No wonder gardeners are such happy bunnies!
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