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Winter feeding of cuttings

I have quite a few geranium cuttings which are doing ok on my kitchen window ledge and bathroom. I have been watering them sparingly over the winter and they are doing ok, was wondering if I need to give them a light feed every so often until I can harden them off late spring. I live in a flat and have a balcony.


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Not yet-just keep them ticking over-not actively growing-they will be ok

  • Ok, thanks geoff
  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,058

    I tend to pot on/repot any cuttings I've done last season/yr in February. That way they have new compost for a few weeks before they need to go out in May. They will start to grow as the light levels increase. IMO that makes for sturdier plants. J.

  • Thanks guys
  • Verdun wrote (see)
    I pot as jo4eyes describes and for same reasons but start end January. Already potted on some as growth has been vigorous and they were taken last September. However, wait a few weeks yet before you pot on newly establishing cuttings and don't feed are likely to lose them if you do.

    Hi,  Yes, end of January is a good time.  I repotted some hydrangea cuttings the other day, among other things.  I am so glad I did them because when I tipped them out of the old pots there were lots of vine weevils among the roots.  If I had waited until later they might have done more damage.  There were quite a few roots still there so I am hoping they will be ok.  I sprinkled some of the Root Grow round the roots to help them on their way again.  It would probably be a good idea to repot any that have been outside since the summer.  June

  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

    I start to pot up my cuttings at the beginning of February,too image

    Pam LL x

  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510

    If you check the roots in the pot, see if they are comming out of the bottom or root bound, if you do need to repot then they will get any nutrients from new compost you put in. I wouldnt tend to feed any plants this time of year, its a natural cold spell by now they will have stored food and alot of plants have become dormant around now. (unless they are in a heated greenhouse)

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    I can't get in my greenhouse for the over sheltering pots hehe. Roll on warmth !
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    The geraniums I brought indoors continued to flower till just after Christmasimage.

    When repoting in Jan/Feb can they be split or is it better to wait till spring and the warmer weather.

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