bed­ding from seed

Gardeners' World - - Bedding From Seed -

Lupin Gallery Se­ries (dwarf lupin) Sow­ing tips Rub seeds with sand­pa­per and soak be­fore sow­ing Sow­ing tem­per­a­ture 20°C Ideal sow­ing months Jan-March Weeks un­til flow­er­ing 26 Sup­pli­ers Nicky’s Nurs­ery; Sut­tons

Coleus Sow­ing tips Sow any time of year when you can pro­vide good light for the seedlings. Pinch out grow­ing tips Sow­ing tem­per­a­ture 15-20°C Ideal sow­ing months Jan-Dec Grow for fo­liage June-Oct Sup­pli­ers Kings Seeds; Sut­tons

Cineraria Sow­ing tips Ger­mi­nate in light and wa­ter pots from the base Sow­ing tem­per­a­ture 15-20°C Ideal sow­ing months Jan-March Grow for fo­liage June-Oct Sup­pli­ers Do­bies; Seeda­holic

Bed­ding di­anthus Sow­ing tips Look for short va­ri­eties like ‘Vam­pire’ or ‘Sugar Baby’. Cover seeds lightly Sow­ing tem­per­a­ture 18-25°C Ideal sow­ing months Jan-March Weeks un­til flow­er­ing 24 Sup­pli­ers Mr Fothergills; Sut­tons

Salvia splen­dens (scar­let sage) Sow­ing tips Ger­mi­nate in light but not di­rect sun. Seedlings emerge af­ter around two weeks Sow­ing tem­per­a­ture 18-21°C Ideal sow­ing months Jan-April Weeks un­til flow­er­ing 24 Sup­pli­ers Chiltern; Sut­tons

Lo­belia er­i­nus (edg­ing lo­belia) Sow­ing tips Ger­mi­nate the fine seeds in light. Tiny seedlings emerge af­ter about two weeks Sow­ing tem­per­a­ture 18-24°C Ideal sow­ing months Jan-April Weeks un­til flow­er­ing 24 Sup­pli­ers Sut­tons; T& M

Bed­ding petu­nia Sow­ing tips Press tiny seeds into the com­post and leave un­cov­ered Sow­ing tem­per­a­ture 21-27°C Ideal sow­ing months Jan-March Weeks un­til flow­er­ing 26 Sup­pli­ers Mr Fothergills; T& M

An­tir­rhinum (snap­dragon) Sow­ing tips Lightly cover the fine seeds with ver­mi­culite Sow­ing tem­per­a­ture 18-22°C Ideal sow­ing months Jan-March Weeks un­til flow­er­ing 25 Sup­pli­ers Chiltern; Un­wins

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