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    Default Growing cape gooseberries from seed...

    I've held back 4cape gooseberries from Xmas and intending to try and grow some of the seed.

    Any tips please re germinating and repotting?
    (I've grown one years ago from a small plant, but never tried from seed)

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    I've never grown one, but I have purchased the seed to grow them this comming season, so will be watching this thread with interest!
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    I treat them just like tomato seeds/plants,sowed them with tomatoes in the same cell tray,germinated about the same time & potted on at the same time as the tomatoes,they’re small seedlings I don’t know about starting them earlier than March?
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    I was looking at a site which said they should be sown from August onwards

    Then it dawned on me....it was an Australian site!
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    JJ...so it's a bit early then?
    OK...ta!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    I was looking at a site which said they should be sown from August onwards

    Then it dawned on me....it was an Australian site!
    Easy to be caught put by those things - Don't forget you also need to sow the seed upside-down compared with what was recommended for Australia :-)

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    Here's a copy of instructions for pruinosa seeds just received. Should imagine peruviana the same.

    They say 13mm .5" deep. Last year sowed peruviana on surface and covered with 3mm .125" vermiculite with bottom heat 24C about same time as tomatoes, which was when I could get OH's fuchsias out of my GH!Shredder 2.jpeg

    Please ignore file name!
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    Grew some last year - Over here in Wigtownshire - Scotland. Put them in Mayday - with vermiculite. Potted up and then they didn't get the best of treatment after reading that they like poor soil - don't like good compost - made up a mix of soil, compost and sand. Left them at my back door. Only think is that we had the high winds and l had to pick up most of the berries off the ground.

    Good thing they have that paper wrappers
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