Direct sow annuals - is Glasgow warm enough?!
Rosiebeaton Posts: 20
Hi there, I decided to direct sow some Californian poppy and calendula seeds in April. Neither have done very well - the calendula have almost all withered and the poppy seedlings are very small, a couple of inches tall. The poppies are in full sun in well drained pots and the calendula in partial sun in a raised bed. Is my location just too cool for good germination and seedling development for this type of seed/sowing direct? I have some nasturtium seedlings doing much better - do they transplant well as I could thin them out and replace where the poppies are? Many thanks 😊
Some posters live in different parts of the UK and although their advice is sound it is never good for Glasgow. I have never had a single seed germinate in the ground. On the plus side it is a good forum and well intentioned, as long as you adjust your growing conditions to yours.
Do nasturtiums transplant well? I can’t find anything anywhere online and I have no gardening books!!