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WillsWills Posts: 262

i have petunia seeds for hanging baskets can anyone tell me the best way to sow them i have read that u should water them from he bottom up .

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,206

    Click on this link and it will tell you in detail http://www.talktalk.co.uk/lifestyle/homesgardens/thompson_morgan/petunia.html#  It is what I do. I sow them every year, usually works fine, occasionally doesn't. Saw you had a problem with lobelia. I sowed them like in the link last year and I had lots. Tricky to prick out though as they are very small.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • WillsWills Posts: 262

    cheers i will click on your link.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,844

    Thanks for that BL it's a useful guide.  Planning to try and grow my own this year for the first time.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,607

    No need to prick out Lobelia, sow them in 2 inch module trays, put a pinch of seed in each and just leave them in there untilready to plant out, I buy from Premier seed, ebay, 4000 in a packet, I grow the whole lot, you can never have too many lobelia plants.

    Petunias are the easiest of seeds, they all germinate, have a go, follow the instructions in the above link, 

    I sow Lobelia indoors in mid to late Feb, but Petunias, never before mid March.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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