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sowing lobelia seeds

hi all

I will be sowing lobelia soon, I understand you mix the seeds with sand. What type of sand do I need to buy?



  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Sharp sand or horticultural sand will do, just dont use builders sand.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,060

    I have never done that, i just put a small pinch into individual modules, that way you dont need to transplant, i would be there forever if i had to do that as i grow hundreds of them. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks Dave and Lyn

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Just wanting check is this the right time to start them or maybe a little later. I cant remeber when I started them last year

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I'd say mid February on-wards for lobelia seeds

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Thanks thought it was a little early

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,060

    Mid to end of Feb is just right.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I have lobelia in a coated covering I think it's clay do you sow in clumps or two to a plug ??


  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    last year I sowed in clumps and just thinned out seemed to work well. They are really tiny seedlings.

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    put a pinch of seed in each plug.image

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