what to do with Ammi magus plants in cold frame?

Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 695

i have some of the above plants in my cold frame and they have almost reached the top. I have pinched them out twice already and have put stakes in to support them. Can I keep pinching them out during the winter and will they have enough energy left to grow on by the time I plant them out in spring If I keep doing so? 

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

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  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 695

    Haha, cant spell either! Ammi Majus is wot I ment!?

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,629

    It sounds as though they might have been sown too early. They are hardy, so if it were me, I would plant them out now.

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 695

    I sowed them in august punkdoc, as per instructions on seed pkt. After a very slow start they have decided to grow. The trouble is I don't have a proper border to put them in as yet but will have by the spring.

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,629

    August seems early to me.

    I sow mine in October, in seed trays kept outside. After potting on they are ready to go into their final positions in April.

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 695

    Judging by the results of an august sowing i would have to agree with you punkdoc. Next year I will sow them later on, lesson learnt.  These are the very 1st seeds I sowed so was keen to get started. 

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,629

    However long I garden for, I am always itching to sow seeds and still often sow at inappropriate times.

    I have not learnt the lesson yet.

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
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