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seedling help?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:23

Oh, someone on here suggested I start off some nasturtiums when I was asking about flower seeds to sow outdoors now. I think they climb and are, apparently, edible!

seedling help?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:20

Lisa good for you (I feel as though you should get some encouragement now) 

What does it really matter if things don't go to plan this year anyway? Unless you were depending on the food, it's supposed to be fun! I'm very much in the 'don't take it too seriously and come on here to ask when confused' camp. You're doing a good thing showing your kids where food comes from.

I'm going to start some butternut squash and carrots soon which I think should be fine and surely you can do spinach or other salads. All of those are pretty fast growing I think so good for kids??

I'm sure you can buy some tomato plants from somewhere - if you're in Oxford you can have some of mine! My lunatic fiance has grown 60 big plants, many of which are starting to flower now, and we only need 12!





Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:00

Does anyone know how much direct sun they would need once moved? Tempted to move my primroses to a corner of the garden that gets little, if any, sunshine and then move them back next year....

What flower seeds could I sow outside now to flower this year?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 08:35

Thanks for your replies - I'll have to get some more seeds!

Dove, that's interesting about nasturtiums. I know you can eat calendual petals, but I had no idea about these.

Andy there's a few on that list I've got already (but thought it was too late for) so I can get going with those just as soon as i've done some weeding...

What flower seeds could I sow outside now to flower this year?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:17

Hello, I found a packet of calendula seeds (art shades) in the cupboard and thought I might make a little flower bed outside the front door with them - is it too late for them to flower this year now?

Any ideas for flowers that I could sow outside now would be lovely - I have run out of money for plants but could stretch to a few more seeds!

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 14:45

Busy Lizzie I love your violas- they made me smile. I've got a sky blue one with a cream/yellow/orange middle and it's one of my favourite plants of all time. I think I'll be more picky, as you clearly have, next year and do a really nice container full.

Seedlings and frost

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 09:34

Thanks nutcutlet. Fleece I can do - I've got a huge role of it

I went for sowing now because mid-May seemed awfully late to be sowing seed, but the seedlings are just so tiny!


Seedlings and frost

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 09:05

Hi, I have recently sown some seed direct into the gound and now have lots of seedlings dotted around the garden. I think we might get some frost at the weekend - will they be ok? Is there anything in particualr I should do?

I have sown a wildflower mix, cosmos, poppy, parsley, rocket, spinach, chives, coriander, spring onion.

All are tiny, just starting to sprout true leaves.

Sweetpeas - shall I divide up my plugs?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 10:45

Thanks! I was worried they might be over crowded

Sweetpeas - shall I divide up my plugs?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 09:59

I have had some sweet pea plugs devivered and each 1in x 1in pot has 3,4 or 5 stems in it. Each plant has 3/4 sets of leaves and they are quite root bound.

Should I divide up the individual plants at all or are they ok like this?




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