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LewisiumLewisium Posts: 122
I'm wanting to start Marigold, Cosmos & Tagetes from seed, can I start these from seed under grow lights? Or would it be best in the conservatory?


  • hatty123hatty123 Posts: 125
    I've grown cosmos this year, sowed in a seed tray and put on a windowsill. Just covered with a propagator lid to keep moisture/warmth in until they germinated. No need for heat lamp with these, don't know about the other seeds you mention though.
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 3,256
    I sowed 15 french marigolds in a seed tray at the end of Feb and put them on the back porch windowsill. No extra light or heat. 14 germinated. Not sure what went wrong with the 15th one :o 
    East Lancs
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,444
    @Biglad - probably met the 12th oyster!!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
    I sowed mine beginning of march, north facing conservatory, they are about 8 inches tall, half seed trays for everything, find this is a good size,they stay there till I start hardening off next month.
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