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SOWING SEEDS 2019?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by lowrider69, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Telemacus

    Telemacus Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi All

    I'm new here and a 'Apprentice Garderner' ;) !!
    I've sowed some seeds last week in a windowsill propagator
    20 cells (5 x 4 cells)

    4 cells - million bells calibrachoa
    12 cells - Petunias
    4 cells - Giant Sunflowers

    I'd love to sow more but lack of space, I need lots and lots of plants as I have over 20 hanging baskets to fill and 15 pots

    I do have a nice little shed, but no light or heat so I'm looking around for ideas on how I can use the shed to grow plants, any ideas which be appreciated :)
     
  2. lowrider69

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    i,m looking for a large shed to do some work in if mine dont have windows I will just fit some clear perspex panels into the roof
     
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    • Telemacus

      Telemacus Apprentice Gardener

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      Just looking on the web
      Wondering if its worth getting one of these

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      My shed has windows but no heat.
       
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      Greenhouses arnt much good till the frost goes unless you use a greenhouse heater
       
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      The seeds are more troublesome @CanadianLori ....... so uncomfortable when stashed is various places :heehee:
       
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        @Telemacus where abouts in the country are you ? unfortunately in most cases like Lowrider said its not suit able for bedding / annual plants to go into a unheated greenhouse at the present moment in time. Your shed maybe handy for some plants with a lid on a night time but not seedling. everybody has the same problem at this time of year with space unless you're fortunate enough to have a heated geenhouse . one way I get round it is to set up the wallpaper table next to a window.

        Have you sown the seeds individually in the cell trays or multiple seeds in each cell ?
         
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        Hi thanks for the response, I have a platform just under the windows in my shed so the light comes through.

        I sewn multiple seeds in each cell due to the lack of space.
         
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        @CanadianLori Yes my Aquilegia are perennials, they cheerfully seed all over the garden and every so often I start some new types from seed to maintain the variety. Mine have just started to germinate.
         
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          I thought that was why handbags were carried.
           
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            @Telemacus , I think trying to germinate annual seeds in a cool shed at maybe 10°c this time of year , may not be possible. Most annuals need 18°c plus , that is the temp of a warm room. We all struggle for warm space this time of year , can you not find a windowsill for seed germination ?
             
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            Checked the propagator this evening and the tomato seed has begun to germinate as have some of the salvias sown about a week ago.
             
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            • Telemacus

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              The only windowsill i can use for seed germination is the one in the kitchen, all the other windows in the house have vertical blinds installed, hence why i would like to use my shed as it would be ideal (if only i could get some nice warm heat in there)
               
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              I didn't germinate on the windowsill but on a unit/bookcase to the side of the living room window still bright but not direct light. I have the same issue with wooden blinds.

              Would you have any small tables or stools you could trays or pots on near to windows in front of open blinds?
               
            • Telemacus

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              Now thats a thought
              I dont have any small tables or stools, but will ask family members
              :)
               
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              Does anyone know if Aquilegia is poisonous to animals please?
               
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