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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: lavender from seed outdoor? Reply with quote

Could you grow lavender fomm seed outdoors in a small propagator like this one http://www.stewart-garden.co.uk/14-premium-propagators
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't see why not if kept watered and by the time they have sprouted if sheltered and in a nice sunny spot should flourish
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
Can't see why not if kept watered and by the time they have sprouted if sheltered and in a nice sunny spot should flourish
the pack says indoors?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well have a look on the packet and see what it says for temperature. With the heat we're having at the moment and if you keep them moist , plus their covered which is like a mini greenhouse you should be ok.
If it gets a bit chilly bring it indoors
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
Well have a look on the packet and see what it says for temperature. With the heat we're having at the moment and if you keep them moist , plus their covered which is like a mini greenhouse you should be ok.
If it gets a bit chilly bring it indoors
1o to 15 it says. should be ok
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my seeds are showing after a week. pack says 3 to 9 weeks. how can this be ?and is it too fast will they suffer later.? i put them outside in a mini propogator like this

http://www.stewart-garden.com/essentials-covers-non-electric-propagators/165-52cm-essentials-non-electric-propagator.html

It has been quite humid and sunny though it rained the first day they were out
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are now two inches high and in small pots. when could they be planted in nthe ground
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd leave them a little bit longer so they are stronger. problem is if you put them in the ground to quick and to small, either the weather or slugs get at them which is so disheartening
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think i will leave them till next year. Should they be indoors in winter time?. Do they need to be watered over winter?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea, that will give them a good chance to get stronger. Don't water to much in winter, just keep them from getting cold. Rule of a thumb is feel compost with your finger and if the compost is on your finger don't water. Only give them a little drink if no compost is on your finger but wintertime they shouldn't need much water. Don't drown them in other words.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you don't mind me joining in with this. I agree with Margo, little amounts of water will do better than a lot. Hope they go okay for you
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sgmgarden wrote:
Hope you don't mind me joining in with this. I agree with Margo, little amounts of water will do better than a lot. Hope they go okay for you
join away. if you have any thing to add feel free
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are now about 3 ins tall in pots outside. Will they be ok outside for the winter? i do not have a green house.

What about a mini greenhouse like
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Gardman-Mini-4-Tier-Greenhouse-Indoor-Outdoor-Garden-/300959266466?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item461291f6a2

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't chance it until they are twice that size. Perhaps in a cold frame.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

member11809 wrote:
They are now about 3 ins tall in pots outside. Will they be ok outside for the winter? i do not have a green house.

What about a mini greenhouse like
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Gardman-Mini-4-Tier-Greenhouse-Indoor-Outdoor-Garden-/300959266466?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item461291f6a2

??


If you have a Timber Shed that will also suffice when it gets to cold...on a Sunny Day you can give them a few hours of fresh air then back indoors...or place them inside the Window on a Shelf...
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