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osteospernum & scabious seeds

Instead of sowing straight into the ground, I have sown these seeds in trays in an unheated greenhouse.  So far only 3 osteospernum and 1 scabious has emerged! Any ideas please? Could they be too warm if they're meant to be sown outside?


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Patience is a virtue as far as seed goes Jayne5, water them from underneath and wait, they will come, probably all at once and you won't know what to do with them.

  • Jayne5Jayne5 Posts: 23

    Okay thanks for that,  will try to be more patient! I have moved them to the cold frame so they'll be a bit cooler. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    What sort of scabious have you got? I sow my hardy ones cold in winter in a cold GH or cold frame.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Jayne5Jayne5 Posts: 23

    Sorry for delay been in garden all day! Scabious is atropurpurea summer sundae. They were new seeds bought this year from T&M.

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