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    Quote Originally Posted by selfraising View Post
    Hi there, just a suggestion because lemon grass seed can be a bit hit and miss ( I know I've tried it), you can root lemon grass very easily from the shop bought stuff in a glass of water.
    Just sit it in a glass of water to "chit" as it were you mean, then pot on?

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    I've found lemongrass easy to grow from seed (although the seed is very fine) but it does take forever to get to a reasonable size and if you want to keep it over winter you'll need to bring it inside so pot growing is best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo Grumio Nibbler View Post
    Just sit it in a glass of water to "chit" as it were you mean, then pot on?
    Yep that's it and when you've got a decent amount of roots stick in a pot with compost

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    I've started my onions, leeks, a couple of toms, a few varieties of chilli and a couple of sweet pepper and aubergine. I'll get some sweetpeas at the weekend too
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    Toms sown on New Years Day and potted up on the 11th...seem to doing ok so far.

    Cheers
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    Popped a few chillies and tomatoes in the airing cupboard today, just until they germinate obviously. Also sowed some onions. Planning on sowing leeks and maybe alpine strawberries towards end of month. Don't have much room though as the sunniest window sill is occupied by the aphid and fungus gnat hotels - also known as the over wintering chilli plants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadylane View Post
    Popped a few chillies and tomatoes in the airing cupboard today, just until they germinate obviously. Also sowed some onions. Planning on sowing leeks and maybe alpine strawberries towards end of month. Don't have much room though as the sunniest window sill is occupied by the aphid and fungus gnat hotels - also known as the over wintering chilli plants
    Have you tried a layer of vermiculite over the top of the compost?

    It should stop the gnats from getting into the soil to lay their eggs.

    Alternatively a layer of sand also does the same thing but it'll also stop the flies hatched from larve from getting out as well so they'll die in the soil.

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    Hi all,

    I'm very new here, took on half an allotment a month or so ago. This thread is great for a proper soil virgin!

    For those of you saying they're starting things off indoors, my problem is no airing cupboard and a house that isn't doubleglazed - the kitchen is usually subzero in the morning! Am I looking at having to get a heated propogator, or are there any other suggestions? I'm sure the change in temperature in the rest of the house can't be good for plants.

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