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    burnie is offline Veggie gardener
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    Default The flower seed sowing thread 2020

    Post your seed sowing stories here

    Last years thread here
    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...9-a_98362.html

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    I sowed some Cleome in a pot yesterday. Last year I failed to get them to germinate, so I'm going to try giving them a few nights in the fridge and days on the kitchen windowsill. They like the fluctuations, apparently.
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    Forgot to post.
    Sowed my sweet pea seed on Mondsy.
    Some of them have germinated today.
    They were soaked for 24 hours.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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    I sowed sweet peas yesterday - 15 varieties in rootrainers. I didn't save seed last summer so I've used seed from the previous year. No soaking, so it will be interesting to see if anything comes up.
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    I also sowed sweet peas yesterday, love in a puff and Rhodochiton bells. Also some clary sage and some hardy black scabious.
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    8 pots of sweetpeas, each sown with 4 seeds on 27th Jan, all have at least 2 germinated. A few more might still come through, but as some of these varieties were more than a couple of years old - I'm quite happy with what I've got

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    Sowed 88 mixed sweet peas in 44 toilet rolls yesterday, seems to work well with good root growth and no need to disturb the plants just use a large dibber and push the whole tube in.

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    Sowed lupins, nigella, nicotania cosmos and zinnia yesterday.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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