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Winter greenhouse pots.

I have my first plastic greenhouse. My hardy annual plugs are growing quickly but I think too small to put out. Can I winter them in biodegradable pots or plastic better? Some mould showing on biodegrade but I think I have them too wet atm. 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    It's important not to have tiny plants too wet over winter. 
    Small plastic pots would be better as they don't hold water so readily.

    You certainly can't plant out annuals just now. Are you not in the UK? 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • These are hardy bought as plugs. All healthy and growing quickly atm. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    Yes - but if they're annuals, and just small plants, they can't be planted outside until next year.  :)
    Unless I'm completely misunderstanding  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • granmagranma Posts: 1,922
    What plants are they?

    Did any instructions come with the plugs?

    I plant out primrose and pansy at this time of year even small ones survive .  They don't grow much until spring , then they grow quick.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    edited October 2020
    They aren't hardy annuals though - they're perennials. 
    They can be short lived in many circumstances, but they aren't annuals.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Echinacea, nepeta, delphinium, dianthus, verbena, gaillardia. Will keep them under cover until the spring. I’m south coast, south facing and sheltered. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    Delphiniums, echinacea and nepeta are perennial, as are most dianthus, so again - it depends what those are. There are annual and perennial verbenas too. 
    Small plants are very vulnerable, even  in mild conditions.

    Unless those mentioned are perennials, and  bursting out of three or four inch pots, I'd wait.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thank you for your help  :)
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