What should first shoots of box plants look like please?

I have had some box plant seeds growing in a container on my windowsill for 2 weeks and there are approx 5 shoots coming through, they just look like blades of grass at the moment, are these the actual box plant or weeds?  Any help would be great thanks.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    They'll be weeds. Box will have a pair of seed leaves

  • Ok thanks, i have got rid of the grass bits, how long do buxus seeds usually take to come throug? kept on a nice sunny windowsill in a plastic container.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Get them outside davie, they need a period of cold before they germinate

  • Hi nutcutlet, they were in the fridge for a month before i put them in propagator On windowsill.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,613

    I think they'd still be better off outside in a sheltered corner -  box are hardy - if you start them off indoors they'll grow soft and lush and leggy.  You need them to be short and stout.  Think Sandi Toksvig rather than Naomi Campbell image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Forget messing about with fridges and propagators. Let it do what comes naturally

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