Seeds 2021

Growing from Seed 2021

 

Agastache, collected seed, sowed 29-3-2021

25-4-2021 good germination

agastache seedlings

9-5-2021

agastache seedlings

2-6-2021

agastache seedlings

17-6-2021

agastache

agastache

mid-August Agastache in bloom, about 4 months from sowing seeds to flowers

agastache anisata

Balloon Vine (Chiltern Seeds, Cardiospermum halicacabum) sowed 29-3-2021

4-4-2021 no germination yet (ignore leaf that fell there)

14-4-2021 I put these by the radiator to hopefully spur them to do something and I have 4 seedlings! so far, the packet did say germination in up to 30 days

these were looking pretty good but I put them outside and they suffered so I brought them back inside

balloon vine seedlings

25-4-2021 after I brought them back inside they recovered, 4 seedlings looking good, one had died and I see another just emerging

balloon vine seedlings

30-4-2021 a 6th seedling emerging

9-5-2021 cosmos seedlings on the left, balloon vine seedlings on the right

cosmos balloon vine seedlings

balloon vine love in a puff

balloon vine

balloon vine

Calendula Radio (Chiltern Seeds) sowed 28-2-2021

calendula seed packet

4-4-2021

calendula seedlings

12-4-2021

calendula seedlings

24-4-2021 I repotted the calendula seedlings

before repotting

calendula seedlings

after repotting, a few to a pot, maybe that's too many but with so many seedlings I found it at least manageable

calendula seedlings

calendula seedlings

9-5-2021

calendula seedlings

2-6-2021 some of the calendula seedlings, 2 pots of them are next door

calendula seedlings

calendula first flower 2-7-2021, 18 weeks from sowing

calendula

calendula buds

Candytuft Fairy (Chiltern Seeds, Iberis umbellata)  sowed 29-3-2021

candytuft seed packet

4-4-2021 good germination

candytuft seedlings

12-4-2021 excellent germination

candytuft seedlings

24-4-2021 I repotted the candytuft seedlings

before repotting

candytuft seedlings

after repotting , thinning them as I went and a few seedlings to a pot, possibly too many. I've not grown these before so I don't know if this is feasible or not

candytuft seedlings

9-5-2021

candytuft seedlings

candytuft seedlings

I have lots of candytuft, here are a few of the pots of it 1-6-2021

candytuft seedlings

candytuft seedlings

these candytuft seedlings have gotten slug-eaten

candytuft

candytuft seedlings

candytuft seedlings

first candytuft in flower 16-6-2021, 11 weeks from sowing

candytuft

29-6-2021 candytuft in full flower

candytuft

Centaurea montana (Chiltern Seeds)

8-9-2021 very disappointed, only 1 seedling

centaurea montana

Chicory (Chiltern Seeds Chichorium intybus) sowed 10-8-2021

18-8-2021 reasonable germination in a week

chicory seedlings

8-9-2021 good number of seedlings, growing well

chicory seedlings

Cosmos (Chiltern Seeds Cosmos bipinnatus Sensation) sowed 29-3-2021

cosmos seed packet

4-4-2021

cosmos seedlings

very good germination - inside - but I see signs of damping off so I've put them outside but it is quite cold

cosmos seedlings

24-4-2021 I repotted the cosmos seedlings, a few to a pot. They are struggling in this cold weather

cosmos seedlings

9-5-2021

cosmos seedlings

cosmos seedlings

some of the cosmos weren't looking too bad but the slugs got to them and now the leftovers are a dog's dinner, whether I get any flowers at all remains to be seen

cosmos seedlings

16-6-2021 I've had to tie some up, a pretty pathetic selection, I'll be lucky to have 7 plants, must repot, slugs have been disastrous for these

cosmos small plants

29-6-2021 first cosmos in bloom, 13 weeks after sowing

cosmos

3 pots of cosmos resulted from 1 pack of seeds

cosmos

only a couple flowers on this plant

cosmos

no flowers on this one although growing quite tall

cosmos

Echium Blue Bedder (Chiltern Seeds) sowed 29-3-2021

echium blue bedder seed packet

4-4-2021

echium blue bedder seedlings

12-4-2021

echium Blue Bedder seedlings

24-4-2021 I repotted the echium Blue Bedder seedlings a few to a pot.

before repotting

echium Blue Bedder

after repotting

echium Blue Bedder seedlings

9-5-2021

echium Blue Bedder

echium Blue Bedder

1-6-2021 here are just some of the echium Blue Bedder, two pots are next door

echium blue bedder seedlings

echium blue bedder seedlings

16-6-2021 first flower, 11 weeks after sowing

echium Blue Bedder first flower

27-6-2021

echium Blue Bedder

Giant Scabious (Chiltern Seeds) sowed 10-8-2021

chiltern seeds giant scabious seed packet

8-9-2021 only two seedlings (there were 3 but a cat or fox stepped on it and broke it) from the packet of seeds

scabious seedlings

Korean Angelica (Chiltern Seeds) sowed 10-8-2021

Chiltern Seeds Korean angelica seeds

8-9-2021 month later, no germination

Lupins (Mr Fothergill's Russell Mixed) sowed 29-3-2021

mr fothergills lupin seed packet

12-4-2021 lupins, also Viola Chicky Chicks

lupin seedlings

25-4-2021 large ones are lupin, very small ones are viola Chicky Chicks

lupin and viola chicky chicks seedlings

9-5-2021

lupin seedlings

the slugs got to these are well, whether any flowers at all are produced, remains to be seen

lupin seedlings

slugs completely destroyed the lupins, tried again with Wild Lupin, again slugs got them, maybe I'll get 1 plant??

8-9-2021 slugs destroyed those last two seedlings

monkshood (collected seed sown 4-9-2021)

monkshood

Morning Glory Heavenly Blue (Mr Fothergill's) sowed end of April/ beginning of May but so many slug losses so sowed more end of May

2 pots that appear to be empty have a tiny seedling emerging

Morning Glory Heavenly Blue seedlings

Oregano (Chiltern Seeds) sowed some seeds with the Viola alba 22-7-2021, sowed more 10-8-2021

oregano seed packet

18-8-2021 initial sowing destroyed by slugs, this is the 2nd sowing

8-9-2021 month later, very little growth but they're still there

oregano seedlings

Poppy

     collected seed from poppies I've grown previously (Lauren's Grape, Black Swan?) sowed 28-2-2021

poppy seedlings

24-4-2021 I repotted the poppy seedlings but didn't thin them - bit of a dog's dinner really - must sow more thinly next year - always surprised with how well they germinate

poppy seedlings

poppy seedlings

some of the poppy seedlingss

poppy seedlings

first poppies in bloom, turns out to be Lauren's Grape

Lauren's Grape poppies

Papaver somniferum Giganteum (Chiltern Seeds) sowed 28-2-2021

poppy seedlings

12-4-2021 not looking good, no more germination, in fact, looks like a few seedlings have died

poppy seedlings

giant poppy seedlings repotted 30-4-2021

giant poppy seedlings

9-5-2021

giant poppy seeddlings

1-6-2021 some casualties from the above but at least I have a few giant poppy seedlings left after the slugs

giant poppy seedlings

28-6-2021 giant poppies in bloom

giant poppies

sheepsbit (collected seed)

sheepsbit

Sunflower Little Dorrit (Mr Fothergill's) sowed 29-3-2021

mr fothergills little dorrit sunflower seed packet

4-4-2021 a few seeds have germinated

sunflower seedlings

12-4-2021 25 seeds in the pack (theoretically), most have germinated

sunflower seedlings

24-4-2021 sunflower seedlings after repotting

sunflower seedlings

9-5-2021

sunflower seedlings

16-5-2021 some serious slug damage on the right, maybe they'll still bloom, I don't know

sunflower seedlings

very bad slug damage on these sunflowers

sunflower seedlings

17-6-2021

Little Dorrit sunflowers

Little Dorrit sunflowers

30-6-2021

little dorrit sunflowers

little dorrit sunflowers

little dorrit sunflowers

first sunflower in bloom, 2-7-2021, 14 weeks from sowing

sunflower

Viola alba (Chiltern Seeds) sowed 22-7-2021

viola alba

Viola Chicky Chicks (Chiltern Seeds) sowed 29-3-2021

4-4-2021 no germination yet; 25-4-2021 see Lupins (above) I planted them in the same seed tray

16-6-2021 in bud

few buds there

17-6-2021 first viola Chicky Chicks in flower

viola chicky chicks

viola chicky chicks

Wild Lupins (Chiltern Seeds) soaking the seeds recommended, started soaking 22-7-2021

wild lupin seed packet

Wildlife (Mr Fothergill's Wildflower range) sowed 29-3-2021

mr fothergills wildlife seed packet

Mr Fothergills Wildlife seedlings

12-4-2021

25-4-2021

Mr Fothergill's Wildlife

9-5-2021

2-6-2021

some slug damage but a number of seedlings have survived

Wildlife Trusts Wildflower Seeds

this small promotional packet was in the OcadoLife magazine - with no mention or explanation - so of course, I planted them to see what would happen, if anything 7-4-2021

25-4-2021

wildflower trusts wildflower seedlings

9-5-2021

a week or so after this photo, the slugs ate all of the seedlings in this tray

 

for previous years' efforts see Seeds