Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

pootlerpootler Posts: 88

I have bought some seed today, it says on the packet to sow in May but we are a couple of weeks behind the UK here.  I guess the worst that will happen is that the seeds won't germinate.  

Do seeds care that much about when they are sown?  Should I just be patient and sow them a bit later?  


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,055

    Just sow them pootler. The advantage of the earlier sowing would have been larger plants by the end of the growing season but they'll be fine

  • pootlerpootler Posts: 88

    Great thank you, I have no patience but also I am tightfisted so don't want to buy more!  I bought 6 seeds for a fiver.....

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,055

    You have to get the bargainsimage

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I usually try to go by the rule of sewing seeds at the time they would be ripening on the plant, why not do half? I cant resist a bargain either! image
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