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Foxglove query

AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,420

I sowed a fair few foxgloves seeds earlier this summer, and while most have grown on well & have been planted out, I have others that are much smaller. Although they look healthy enough, they are still really small & in 2 inch pots ! The roots are only just beginning to show through  the bottom of the pots.

I think they will still be too small to plant out in a month's time, so my question is, do I pot them on , keep them in a cold frame overwinter & plant them out in Spring, and will they flower if so?

Or shall I cut my losses & compost them?

Thanks for advice image



  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i put out some tiny ones last week and they seem like they are growing well so far 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,152

    I'd put them all out. Maybe some won't flower til the next year but they'll get there

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601

    Very small seedlings struggle in my garden and I overwinter them in a cold frame. This year, with the late, cold spring, my indoor babies did much better than the big beefy ones I planted out in the autumn.

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,420

    Thanks all, maybe I'll hedge my bets & plant some out & put some in the cold frame image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,152

    a good decision Anniimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,045

    I find them quite robust and have kept small plants outdoors up here (Scotland) without any issues, but you could also tuck them in a sheltered spot - behind a shed or against a wall - for the winter, if  you're worried about them. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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