Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:13
Hi Susan, I wouldn't start them in peat at any time, you need something with a bit more body to it and freer draining (for most plants, not just lupins). I mix.John Innes seed compost with multi-purpose and that works for me.
I'd set them in spring, early spring if you have a heated green house, later if not. I start most hardies in a cold GH in early March. Lupins might benefit from a soak or nicking the seed coat to help them get started.