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According to my gardening book ( I am new to all this) Jan is a good time to start off some plants that need a long growing season indoors, like alyssum.  I did so a few days ago.  The pack said they would take 14-21 days to germinate but they did so after 48 hours.  They are on a table very close to a patio door.  I don't have a window sill.  Already they look leggy to me and they are stretching to the light.  I keep turning them.  Is there any hope for them or have they had a terrible start?!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,122

    Too early Asho. I reckon those instructions are only useful for people with heated greenhouses.

  • Which allssum white or yellow


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,122

    I assumed the white, the yellow doesn't need indoorsimage

  • AshoAsho Posts: 7

    yes it is white

  • White allssum will grow anywhere.

    Sow them late march

    These will flower.

    Throw the ones you have out if leggy.

  • AshoAsho Posts: 7

    dannyboy10 do you mean sow them directly outside in late March?


  • No need to be sown under glass indoors, only take a few months to flower.

    Should be in flower about June.

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