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    Windowsill works for me too Alison. However, it's what you do with them afterwards that matters. Toms will germinate on a windowsill in mid-winter - but they won't get the best conditions for growth on a windowsill in the short days of winter. They need a longer day length than you can give them then. Even in a heated greenhouse the days are short. Germination is only half the battle.
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    As Flum says, germination is only half the battle ... but you've got to win that battle in order to fight the next, which is keeping those baby seedlings alive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    As Flum says, germination is only half the battle ... but you've got to win that battle in order to fight the next, which is keeping those baby seedlings alive
    Oh so true - I have just lost some russian taragon that had geminated nicely in my kitchen windowsill, only to find them dropping at an alarming rate due to damping off

    I'm guessing it was just too humid where I had them, stupid mistake, I should have known better
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    Great info TS,thank you very much.
    Maybe instead of bumping we could ask our kind mods to move it somewhere handy?LIke Growing Technics?

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    Sticky?..................................Running for cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    Sticky?..................................Running for cover.
    Done ....run faster BM!
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    Well I think it's worthy of a sticky award so well done TS.
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