Foxglove illumination advice please!

Dave19Dave19 Posts: 17
Hi all, advice needed again I'm afraid! Ive got 6 foxglove illumination 'super plugs' that arrived about ten days ago. I've followed the instructions, planted them immediately in 9cm pots using John nines no 2. So I watered them a bit and left them on a sunny window ledge. They looked great at first but have proceeded to get really crispy leaves, with some blackening! I'm worried I'm killing them before I'm even get them in the garden. I was thinking of putting them outside, but the instructions say I shouldn't plant them until risk of frost has gone, so a wee while off yet. I've now put them in my porch, it's less sunny, and cooler. Any advice would be much appreciated. I don't have a greenhouse or cold frame unfortunately, so it's either inside the house, or out in the cold. Thanks!


  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Mine arrived about a week ago. I put them in a cold GH and they seem to be doing well. Perhaps it was just too warm on a window sill, so hopefully your porch will work.

    Mine are just in multi purpose compost

  • Dave19Dave19 Posts: 17
    Mine are in potting on compost, John Innes #2. I've got a feeling I may have overwatered when I first potted them up combined with them being too warm on the window ledge. 3 out of the 6 look really roped, the other 3 might pull through! Oh dear.
  • Dave19Dave19 Posts: 17
    Ok thanks! So do you think they need sunlight or not? Sorry, I'm quite new to looking after these young plants!
  • Dave19Dave19 Posts: 17

    Sadly they all diedimage a bit gutted, but I'll try again another time

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