Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:23
I could sit on my hands no longer! Had a slight sowing frenzy in the GH today (unheated) - I have sown: sweet peas (old seed found in a cupboard, fingers crossed!), nigella persian jewels, Orlaya snowballs, Antirrhinum royal bride, Larkspur giant imperial, Cosmos candy stripe & gazebo white, Echium little bells, and Delphinium pacific giant/Sweet rocket mixed for 2015. I know I could have direct sown half of those but just a little nervous in case the weather goes hideous outside so wanted to get them going as plugs. Germination so far has been OK up there - from Feb I have more Antirrhinum RB, Sweet William kaleidoscope, Penstemon tubular bells, sweet peas, nasturtium, sea holly, verbena bonanseris and lobelia. Still waiting on cleome and cobaea to show themselves, sown 7 days ago. Overwintering experiments have gone fine, for what are now very robust young plants of cerinthe major, ammi majus, cynaus black ball, lilac pompom poppy, centaurea dealbata & mixed foxgloves.
As you can doubtless tell this is my first year at growing flowers so I've gone a bit mad and been a bit impatient! My veggie patch, usually the priority, has taken a back seat apart from overwintered onions & shallots, broad beans and now some potatoes chitting. I need a bigger GH!
What have you all been sowing??