My lovely neighbour gave me some of leftover foxglove seeds and I was just wondering when I can direct sow them? Can I still do it this year or is it too late?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,231

    Do it natures way. Scatter them where you want them and water in. My foxgloves are just starting to drop seed , so you should be OK


    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Fling the seed about now Shutterfly where you would like new plants.  Tiny seedlings are already showing around the foxgloves in my garden.

  • mine are currently releasing seeds too. I took that as a sign that I could plant them now. just using the logic of if nature thinks its right - it probably is ok.. 

  • Oh fab. Thank you.

    There are probably 100 seeds here. Do they germinate easily then? Just so I have a rough idea as to how many I should sow for each area I'd like to grow them in.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    To be cautious, I would also sow some in a seed tray in a cold frame or greenhouse then prick them out into larger pots, when they are 3 or 4 cm high image

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 3,988

    Agreed, Artjak.  Cos Mr Sod (he who wrote the Law) will arrange they germinate best where you don't want them.  I'm sure I never sowed them in my raised veg beds, but there they are...

    "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change"    Stephen Hawking
  • Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I don't have a greenhouse nor space for a cold frame just yet. Once we get some building/garden work done we may have the space for a small one but it will be some time before we get to that point.

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