Posted: 31/07/2013 at 11:15
I sowed the bought seed at the beginning of january this year fb. In the cold GH. This was on the advice of Carrie Thomas at Touchwood.
I always sow my own when it's ripe though. It germinates very quickly and the plants are big enough to go through winter without protection. Bought seed sown in autumn sometimes germinates very quickly and you're left with babies to see through the winter.
You could try some of each and do a controlled experiment