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Is it ok to sow foxgloves now?

nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 406

Is it ok to sow Foxglove seeds now as I want them to flower next year.


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Yes-they may be late in flowering but they should flower next year

  • jo4eyesjo4eyes North East Derbyshire Posts: 2,058

    They are biennials, sown one year, flowering the next. Did some t'other day. BTW the seedlings are caviar for slugs!  All being well shall be planting out some small plants in the early autumn.J.

  • nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 406

    Thanks everyone.

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

    I've just bought 2 small plants from an open garden day, but I'm scared of planting them out as were are having such a slug problem here. I've got them on a table on the patio until they get a bit hardier. The leaves look so tender and munchable! Not sure when to try them in the border. If the leaves get munched would the roots surviveready for next years growth?

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    If all the leaves get munched then probably not-they should be outside though-why not pot them on and get a bigger tougher plant to plant out in the autumn-perhaps you could put the pots out of slug's reach?


  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

    Yes I planned to do that, along with the verbena bon. seedlings I've grown. I don't want to lose either.

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