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I spent a lovely few hours in the greenhouse last Sunday. There's something so relaxing about being surrounded by propagators and seedlings.Light levels have been lower than normal and, because I'm convinced that a limb will soon be blown from my
A young plant cultivated from seed (not from a cutting).
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have been a bit chilly, but you won't find me complaining — or my lovely little seedlings that are starting to grow.Everything on the plot is pretty rosy I must say. All the onions and shallots I planted are sprouting away happily. And only a few
on the surface of the compost and cover with perlite, the white granular material that can be purchased at most garden centres. Then put the seed tray or module tray in a propagator or on a heated mat at 16°C. The seeds will germinate in about 20 days, depending
I'm forever sowing vegetable seeds at the moment, and when I'm not sowing vegetable seeds I'm pricking out seedlings, both on my allotment and on the vegetable patch at work.I always seem to be behind, however, and last year I completely forgot
Last week I found vine weevils on the rim of the pot my orange tree lives in. It stands next to my 'nursery' of seedlings, so potentially hundreds of plants could be affected. The adults cause little damage, save for a few nibbles on the edges
Last spring I found a foxglove seedling in a pot, which had presumably self-seeded from a neighbour's garden. Excited, I potted it on and nurtured it in anticipation of seeing it flower this year. (Foxgloves are biennial, so flower in their second
Refers to the transfer of seedlings or rooted cuttings into pots.
Following fertilisation, germination is the sprouting of a seed into a seedling.