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Can I still pot on?

CraighBCraighB Posts: 704

Hi all,

I have some foxgloves that I'm growing in 9cm pots and they are at the stage where they could do with a bigger pot. Is it still ok to pot on now or should I just leave it now until the spring?

thanks :)


  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i found they grew a lot quicker planting them out into the garden but if you don't want to i would pot them on if the roots are coming out the bottom, mine weren't growing much in pots so i planted them out and they have come on great, i'm in the south east :)

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,270

    Foxgloves are tough, hardy plants used to the vagaries of a British winter, plant them out, they will be fine.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    I'd have them planted out unless they've been in a protected GH up til now

  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 704

    Thanks for the advice everyone. No they haven't been in a greenhouse so I may plant them out tomorrow.

    I grew them all from seed in August and some have taken really well and are quite big but some are on the tiny side. So will the small ones flower next year?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    If they're really tiny, probably not. August is quite late to sow. Foxgloves seed themselves in August, my garden is green with seedlings, but they're not next year's flowers. May or June is a good time to sow

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    Really tiny and I wouldn't expect flowers next year. There's not much growing time between now and foxglove flowering. It's what happens when you leave them to get on with it, once the cycle is established you get flowers every year. I sowed a lot very late last year (seed swap) some flowered well, some didn't flower and are enormous now, I'll have monsters next year image

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