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nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,172

Not to sow too thickly. Only a problem with my own saved seed, commercial packets hardly contain enough to do that



In the sticks near Peterborough


  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469
    What is it nut c.?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,172

    Antirrhinums Tootles, saved from some called terracotta something last year. I have other examples. Tried very hard with all the nicotiana this year, they always germinate well and they're so small for such a long time pricking out is tricky. Looking a bit better in their pots

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469
    You must have vary nimble fingers! It'll be worth it when they flower. Lovely.
  • That's a lot of antirrhinum!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,172

    My fingers are fairly nimble Tootles, my eyesight less so. I saved all the best orangest ones though they may have been a little promiscuous while back was turned so anything could appear.

    I may find myself giving some away Bev.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    I did that last year with collected snapdragon seed, nutcutlet, but in a seed tray.  Potted about 100 on into modules and that still left 90% of the seed tray still full!  I've direct-sown them this year - I bet I'll end up with 2!  Quite a few of last years are still going though, so should be OK.image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • sterelitzasterelitza Posts: 109
    You lucky thing nutcutlet, I dont seem to have the same success!! I have sown sweet pea seeds about 3 weeks ago in especially purchased seed compost in the hope of success, but nothing. Where have they gone, or how long do they take to germinate. I have sown them outside in a sunny sheltered position and covered the top of the pots with dome shaped recycled plastic lids to provide warmth.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,260

    I think your sweet peas just need a little more time. It's been so cold and unforgiving and you've sown right at the start of the outdoor season. The lids will help so I think you're doing all the right things!

    Unless something's eaten them...image

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