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hello, I have grown a variety of plants from seed (Borage, Toadflax, papaver rhoeas, cerinthe, campanula persificola, Aquilegia and geum) they have been pricked out and are all in 3 or 4 inch individual pots but look too small to be planted into the border this year. My plan is to keep them in the unhdated greenhouse and plant out in Spring. 

My query is, will the perennials die back and disappear (as they do in the borders), or will they keep their leaves all winter?

thank you

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,600

    They'll behave like grown up perennials   New shoots should appear in spring so be sure to give them a drink but make sure they drain well some time in early Feb and again as necessary.  Add a bit of liquid seaweed or tomato food when shoots show.

    I'd be inclined to grow them on a bit further and into bigger pots so they can establish a  strong root system and mature foliage before they have to go and compete with other plants in the border and fight off slug and snail damage.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,219

    Some will disappear but some, like cerinthe, will continue to grow. Some will shoot earlier in Spring so don't assume the late starters are dead, they are just biding their time!

  • Thanks for comments, I should say the small plants were only sown between Aug and October so that's why they are small I think. You guys seems to be saying just reduce water and leave them alone until green shoots reappearance in spring and then grow on and plant out into borders, yes?

  • Hello everyone, hope you're doing well.

    I'm quite new to this.  This morning I sowed some red peppers and scotch bonnet pepper seeds and watered the soil I ad keft over from an old plant I extracted.

    Will the germination process to the growth of the plant take well? I've placed it by a window in my bedroom and covered it with a sheet of clingfilm.

    Your guidance will be most appreciated!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441

    Hi PhoenixFro image  Where abouts are you?  It's an odd time of year to be sowing pepper seeds if you're in the UK like most of us. 

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  • Dovefromabove says:

    Hi PhoenixFro image  Where abouts are you?  It's an odd time of year to be sowing pepper seeds if you're in the UK like most of us. 

    See original post

     

    Hey,

    Sorry if I'm repeating myself, still learning how to use this from my phone lol.

    I'm in London, I jumped into it head first out of excitement lol, judging by the season will the seeds struggle to flourish?

    Also, thanks for replying :)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441

    A little bit early to get excited about gardening I'm afraid ... Chilli seeds etc should be sown late Feb/March if you have a warm greenhouse ... April/May if you're going to grow them outside.

    I'm afraid they need much more daylight than they'll get on a UK windowsill in the winter.

    This might be of help for the future ... don't be put off

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/peppers-and-chillies-grow-guide/

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  • SlumSlum Posts: 350
    Honeyheart says:

    You guys seems to be saying just reduce water and leave them alone until green shoots reappearance in spring and then grow on and plant out into borders, yes?

    See original post

     That's exactly what I'd do, making sure the pots don't dry out completely over winter.

  • Dovefromabove says:

    A little bit early to get excited about gardening I'm afraid ... Chilli seeds etc should be sown late Feb/March if you have a warm greenhouse ... April/May if you're going to grow them outside.

    I'm afraid they need much more daylight than they'll get on a UK windowsill in the winter.

    This might be of help for the future ... don't be put off

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/peppers-and-chillies-grow-guide/

    image

    See original post

     

    Thank you Dovefromabove :) !!

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