Pound Shop Lupins

Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

My girlfriend brought me back Lupins from the pound shop. They are a bag of soil with roots and shoots in. It says on the pack to plant them at 7cm, I was just wondering should I bury the whole thing under soil or shoud some of the shoots be seeing sunlight. Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,713

    I'd keep the shoots in daylight Jack, but it may not make too much of a difference if they're very small. Keep an eye out for slugs/snails and aphids - they all love lupins! image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,613

    Yes I'd let the shoots just peek out - I'd pot them up in pots for now and put them in a sheltered place outside -  it'll make it easier to keep an eye out for slugs on the new tender shoots - maybe even spread some sharp sand over the surface of the compost, slugs don't like it  - then plant them out when they're bigger.

    Nice to get the under gardener involved - I'm training mine up too image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    Ah, thank you! I seem to have large amounts of slugs and snails in my garden, I'm sure most gardens do, I'll have to keep an eye out.

  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    Ah thank you! I'll try potting them first then.

  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    Such good advice on this forum, I've learnt more in a couple of days on here, than I have trying to work stuff out by searching on google for weeks.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,713

    It's definitely the best way Jack. Especially when you have loads of things to identify in a mature garden like that. People here have the experience and you can't get that on google! I've had so much help here since I joined, and it's nice to give something back whenever possible, though I don't have anything like the knowledge that lots of people here have image

  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    Yes, it's brilliant! I imagine it will be a while before I have any worthwhile knowledge. You seem to know a lot really.

    This is a good time of year also, everything in the garden seems to be changing by the day.

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 1,983

    ooh! want some lupins and that's my price range!!

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