Larkspur and Monkshood

I have Sown two batches of each now and no germination. They are in a cold greenhouse but everything else is doing fine. Is it still too sold for them out there???

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  • LynLyn Posts: 8,416
    I would think so Sam, i grew larkspur but started the seeds off in the summer, ready for the following year, try bringing them in and give em the window sill treatment.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Oh great Lyn image Thankyou. That would explain why nothing has come up. I will give it another go and fetch them into the house. Thanks.x

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

    Larkspurs, I find them strange plants to grow from seed, just when you think nothing's happening up they come. I sowed mine off the plant last summer although they weren't big enough to plant out last year. They have survived in the frames and am now  nuturing them to go out this yearimage

  • Hmm, so you think if I leave the ones I have already sown alone they may pop up just as they sense I have given up on them?

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,416
    I think you should bring them in Sam, as hollie says, she sowed them in the summer as well for the following years planting, if you leave them out there is a chance they may rot.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Right. Thats the job for tomorrow then. Thanks guys image

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,416
    I have set some seeds from my daughters aconitum but they are showing no sign at all, i wonder if they are fertile, or if i should have bought seeds.

    I have the original plant now in my garden and its grown huge, even with the cold weather, she was worried with her littluns round it.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Don't give up on the aconitum seeds yet Lyn. They're slow cold germinators

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,416
    Should they be outside then for a while, the plant looks a big tuffie
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Mine are sown fresh in autumn, left outside most of the winter, brought into the cold greenhouse about end of January, more for my convenience than their need. Germinate about now, one or two coming through already but hope for more. Own fresh seed is always best. I never have failures with my own seed, often with bought seed. Makes you wonder how long some of it has been stored and what the storage conditions were.

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