Do you think it's too late to sow Cerinthe seeds?

jayne10bjayne10b Posts: 24
Just got some Cerinthe seeds.  Do you think it's too late to sow them now and better to wait until next year or to start them now?

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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,949
    Sow half now - nothing to lose - and keep half for next year. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,945
    Adding to this thread to ask, l have a few cerinthe seeds that have been saved from this year's flowers. Is it better to sow now, or wait ? And if wait, when can I sow them ?
    All advice gratefully received  :)

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,724
    Difficult one that Anni,  if I was sowing the seeds in a tray, I would wait until next March, however, the plants in the garden have now finished and the seeds have dropped into the soil, so in effect have been sown now.
    The self seeded ones come up next Spring very early, and by March are in flower giving early food for bees, so, to cut a short story long😀 you can leave them to fall where they are or you can save them and sow in the Spring. 
    I have collected a few for later sowing, next March.  They will then follow on from the self sown. 
    Suitable confused are you?😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,945
    🤪 @lyn !
    I think l know what you are saying , l haven't got that many so l think l will wait until next March. Do you use any heat at all ?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,724
    No never use heat. If you think that they self seed if you let them, lay dormant through the winter and pop up in the Spring, no heat there as they are in flower around March. 
    I keep everything indoors in a spare room on a table. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,945
    That makes sense  ! What am l like ! Thanks again @Lyn  :)
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,724
    I always like to wait for Mother Nature to do her stuff, I don’t own a propagator. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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