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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Indoor sowing. Reply with quote

I have a heat mat, an east facing window, and an average indoor temperature of 12-15 degrees Celsius. What seedlings would you recommend sowing inside for the next six weeks? I've not had great results with tomatoes, aubergines etc. in the past, but that could be my fault.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All year round lettuce, onions, turnips, swedes and brassicas.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a time when I couldn't wait to start sowing seeds. But years of lanky seedlings and disappointing plants. I now wait until at least the second week in February before I sow anything.

I find later sown seeds soon catch up and as they have had more light they are usually much stronger plants.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue, it is just better down south. Almost tropical!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grow orchids on the windowsill I used to grow seeds on. They are doing very well. How much more tropical do you want?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You had a heater on 24/7. Cheating!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, bathroom.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had very mixed results from indoor sowing in recent years. The only things I will treat that way this year are the courgettes.
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