seed germination

hi ,has anyone got any tips for sowing seeds in this cold weather


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Which seeds?-not all need heat anyway

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    I always sow them indoors at the moment and move out later its too cold on a night at the moment. Just pop on the window sill in a propagator.

  • Here's a link which makes a couple of useful points.

    However, my guess is that you are looking for specific tips based on personal experience with particular seeds. Are you thinking of indoor planting?

  • cj modencj moden Posts: 6

    to plant are seeds i want to sow are beetroot , spring onions , radish, lettuce

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    They do not need heat-it probably says that on the seed packet-in fact lettuce will not germinate if it gets too warm

    Sow the seed in a cold greenhouse-or outside now

  • cj - I've recently done beetroot, spring onions and lettuce in the greenhouse (unheated). Good luck

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    HI image I sow flower seeds indoors.In my dining room (my family love me lol)

    I have afew plastic greenhouses but going to use them for hardening off as it is so cold still. 

    I have recently successfully germinated flower seedlings Pansys, Aubrietia, cosmos,Petunia,sweet william,coleus,Dahlia,Livingstone Daisy,Antirrhinum, and alot more using trays and plastic covering .

    In my south facing dining room. I was terrified at first that they wouldnt germinate but they did and I am delighted.

    I am sowing veg seeds outsside in unheated plastic greenhouse, a case of fingers crossed as it is so cold.

    I also made seed trays out of everything I could find remembering to put drainage holes in them all. I cant afford to buy heat mats etc so i kept it basic.



     Best of luck xxx

  • Miss BecksMiss Becks Posts: 3,468

    image You do exactly as I do Wendy!! That last picture looks like the contents of one of my spare recycling boxes. I keep them all, 'just in case'. image

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