Heliotrope seeds

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    Hi Team

    Heliotrope seeds... I have just sown some for the the first time ever !!! but reading up they dont look that easy to grow from seed anyone else grown > and your experience will be appreciated.

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      I wouldn't say they aee hard to grow from seed. A very light covering of compost and into the propagator
       
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        They can be very erratic so be patient.
         
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          I grew some last year, didn't get any problems, just grew them as any other half hardy annual.

          Not quite sure where they got the highly scented bit from, just had a strange smell really.
           
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          They're easy, but fiddly, as the seedlings are small. They don't seem to 'waft'. You have to stick your nose right up close for the perfume :biggrin:
           
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            they are meant to smell like a cherry pie .... I have sown in modules so dont have to thorn out .... see how they go

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            Spruce

            ps I had to edit as it dont like the word p rick changed it to thorn lol
             
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              Thorn, never heard of that, thin out yes. :biggrin:
               
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                *update* French marigolds are all up but no sign of any heliotrope yet !

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                  French marigolds are like cress when it comes to germination. :biggrin:
                   
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                    So far I've only one Heliotrope germinated..Grrrrr...
                     
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                      Marigold germination notes.... Sow, water well and stand back!!!:biggrin:
                       
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                        A lot of plants have lost their scent or have been reduced due to selection, Mimulus used to have a scent but was bred out over the years.
                         
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                          Don't know what you find 'Funny' @Spruce it's one more than you've got..:loll:
                           
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                            Rude !
                             
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                              I said they can be erratic!!:biggrin:
                               
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