Seeds 2021

Growing from Seed 2021

 

Agastache, collected seed, sowed 29-3-2021

4-4-2021 no germination yet

3 weeks later, good germination

agastache seedlings

9-5-2021

agastache seedlings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

for previous years' efforts see Seeds