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Discussion in 'Propagation This Month' started by 2nd_bassoon, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. 2nd_bassoon

    2nd_bassoon Super Gardener

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    I've attempted growing wallflowers from seed for the first time this year; they've germinated brilliantly, but I think I've screwed up the timings a bit. It was a bit of a last-minute idea; they were sown end of August, so I've now got plants a few inches tall in the propagator. They still seem too small to plant out, and the spaces aren't ready for them anyway. Can I keep them going in the propogator or coldframe through the winter and plant them out in the spring, or am I better to risk planting them out undersized?
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Good question, they should be grown outside and a foot tall by now.
    Wouldn't like to say, but straight out of a propagator is not going to be good, equally keeping in the propagator not good.
    Think I'd prick out into pots, say 5 inch, maybe, now . And keep in cold greenhouse overwinter, then plant out in March.:scratch::smile:
     
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      Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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      I think Pete’s idea is your best bet.
       
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      Wallflowers like to be cool over autumn n winter....as has been said they should be a foot tall now; Mine here are double that :noidea:
      Even by spring your plants will be very small 2nd bassoon. However, they will need protection.

      I would be tempted to grow them for next winter. Pot them or, better still, plant them out in rows in spring,, pinch them back 2 or 3 times and aim for large plants:)
       
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        Thanks guys, the seeds were a spur-of-the-moment purchase, I had a feeling it was wrong at the time but live and learn :rolleyespink: I've potted them on and moved them into the coldframe for now (no space to plant them out properly), so we'll see how they go.
         
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