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Newtothisgame
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:26 am    Post subject: Busy lizzies/petunias Reply with quote

Hi

How hard is it to grow busy lizzies/petunias from seed? I have a cold greenhouse but am not experienced at this sort of thing.

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm new to it all too, but I have petunia and lobelia seeds started on my kitchen window sill since the 14th and they are up now. its a south facing window so very warm. I don't know anything about a greenhouse though. I have never sown such tiny seeds so they are very close together and I don't know how they are going to be seperated and potted later.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you. That is great that they have germinated - well done. It will be well worth it when you have flowers all spring/summer. I know what you mean about small seeds - I was sowing poppies yesterday and I am convinced the packet was empty!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Busy lizzies/petunias Reply with quote

Newtothisgame wrote:
Hi

How hard is it to grow busy lizzies/petunias from seed? I have a cold greenhouse but am not experienced at this sort of thing.

Thanks for your help.


You could purchase a heated propagator, hope this helps
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is quite possible to grow petunias and impatiens from seed in a cold glasshouse from late march onwards, i have often done it but dont sow too early. Cover with glass or plastic and harden off.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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