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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: B & Q own brand value seeds Reply with quote

I was just wondering if people have used these and what they thought about them. I planted them last year along with seeds from nickys nursey and some from the seedman but had strong winds and my greenhouse got knocked about and my shelves got knocked aswell as labels so I don't know which seeds took. Have yet to buy this years seeds as greenhouse is still out of action and want to buy them asap but dont want to buy B & Q seeds again if they don't grow.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had good a success rate with B+Q mini corn.

The year before last I bought some beans and they sprouted 100%. The left over seeds were planted last year and again a 100% success rate.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: B & Q own brand value seeds Reply with quote

To be honest foxroxks I'd say these will be the same seeds you buy from the likes of suttons or nickys just in different packaging. Just like the cans of beans you buy in lidl came out of the same factory as the ones from marks and spencers. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I was thinking that myself thats why I bought them last year, why pay more if you dont have to sure I'll give them a bash again this year.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ,I bought B&Q own brand seeds and sowed the Tomato selection on the 12th Jan in B&Q own brand compost . I had read your post after doing this and I was a bit apprehensive about them.They have been on a bedroom windowsill and today they are all nearly germinated! So that is 10 days from sowing to growing.
I have as of now:
16 marmande
8 Tigerella
3 Golden Sunrise
17 Gardener's Delight
Strangely only 1 Moneymaker has surfaced.
They were sown a biodynamic fruit day as well,. I was going to sow the herbs and parsley today but checked its not a leaf day until next saturday 31st, if it is any help I am not going to knock it!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin good for the new veg growing season Organicgrowingpains. Do I spy a few lupins there as well. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one big red Lupin for a number of years and last year decided to save some seeds. it is the first time I have tried doing it and was not too sure if anything would come up but they have! I don't know if they will come true to colour or what yet. I still have some seeds left so if you or anyone else is interested in them I will send them on
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again, I saved some seeds from Lupins two years ago and had great success. I now have about 24 from just two originals. They did come out in slightly paler colours, but they are lovely strong plants. I have just planted some more seeds collected last Autumn. Your tomato seeds are doing well. Haven't sowed mine yet - I better get cracking!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that info, I look forward to seeing what turns out then! You can read the full story of the different tomatoes on the blog at http://organicgrowingpains.blogspot.com
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just bought a couple of packets of seed from Lidl. At 69c per packet is is probably the cheapest in the country.

Has anybody used the seed from Lidl? Do they sprout well?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I used mostly only Lidl Seeds last year, and, generally, had no problem with them at all.

I still have quite a few Lidl Seeds left, and already sowed them indoors, and they've already germinated, and looking well.


What Seeds have you got?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a variety of beans and peas, some peppers and my favourite flower: pansies
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update on Tomato plants: They were planted on 21st jan. germinated and grew long and spindly. Maybe too much heat not enough light?
Last weekend I mentioned it to my daughter who gardens with me on the allotment and she said to replant them up to half of their length in fresh compost.
I picked out 5 of each variety and replanted them on Sat. By today tues they have grown another bit and have produced their second set of leaves ( tiny but there) and the stems have a downy look to them as tomato plants should! Some of the ones I left in the original trays have keeled over by now they are so tall.Put the photos up on the blog and from comments this method can be used for all types of plants!



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