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April- Seed sowing

I'm going on holiday for three weeks May to April

I come home on the 12th April Do you think I would do any harm in starting My seeding campaign from the 12 th or would you start the campaign as directed  on my seed packets.

I have a long list of seeds to start from rudbeckia to Lobelia 




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  • LynLyn Posts: 22,880

    I am leaving most of mine till april, if its the same as last 

    year, i couldnt plant out till June anyway and by then the early sown 

    plants where getting straggly.


    They will germinate quicker because hopefully it will be a bit warmer. However, i do find that lobelia benefits from early sowing, could you set those before and ask someone to keep an eye on them.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lots of failures come from starting too early. I learned this lesson years ago, and you will be fine with a later start.

  • Thank you I will write a list down later



  • Remember how cold March 2013 was... we were all late, and soon caught up for a wonderful show.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I'm sewing later this year. As Woody says, March was bad last year, I had stuff that needed to go out and it was far too cold. Same went for my toms & cumbers, should have been in GH on staging in early May, had to re-pot twice and keep in conservatory until the end of May.  Things usually catch up.

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Last year was nightmare I lost a lot of seedlings to the weather or had to keep them in and they became straggly.

  • this is a incomplete List as I still have to list my Toms and chillies 




    Aquilegia mckana giant mix 
    Californian Poppy Single Mix

    Canterbury Bell Cup and Saucer mix

    Carnation Violet

    Dahlia Dwarf double mixed

    Dahlia pink tuber

    Dahlia pompon mix

    Dahlia red tuber

    Gazania Sunshine Mixed

    Geranium maverick red 

    Geranium sprint red

    Hollyhock nigre single

    Mexican hat


    Michaelmes Daisy Aster novi-belgii-mixed

    Mountain Cornflower Centaurea Montana

    Nassturtium empress of India

    Nassturtium tom thumb

    Red Hot Poker

    Sun Flower ruby sunset

    Sunflower Autumn Time

    Wallflower Single Mixed



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    didn't work

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,308

    get the aquilegias sown now James and put them somewhere cold, outside, cold GH, coldframe

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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