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These are seeds that I have sown in my kitchen . They are all different varieties.
Can any of the experts advise me what I need to next.
The first ones in the terracotta pots where the first sown, do I need to do any thing to them, such as can they go in a cold greenhouse now?

The next seeds were sown a few days later and are shooting well.
These are named.
Thank you in advance for any hints and wrinkles you can give me.
Marjorie

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Well they really need more light now Marjorie and they should be OK in your greenhouse. If a really hard frost is forecast you could cover them with fleece overnight if you are worried. You can see how the more recently sown ones are already leaning towards the light - Probably best if they go in the greenhouse too now.

17 Feb, 2021

 

I agree they need to go in the greenhouse now. Also when they have 4-6 sets of true leaves pinch the tip out so they produce side shoots. that will give you bigger better plants and more flowers.

17 Feb, 2021

 

Looking forward to seeing them grow and bloom in the future. I love the fragrance.

17 Feb, 2021

 

I love them ,wonderful fragrance and excellent for cut flowers

17 Feb, 2021

 

Definitely put them in the greenhouse Marjorie, but you could also prick them out now into individual pots.

18 Feb, 2021

 

Mine have been in a cold greenhouse, and are so hardy they didn’t need a fleece when it was -1 degree. Good luck - yours are doing well already 🙂.

21 Feb, 2021

 

As Rose says you really need to put them in individual pots & then into the greenhouse or they will get so lank they will tangle with one another & be very difficult to transplant. It's also a god idea to do as SB suggests & remove the growing tips so as to get sturdier, more robust plants that will give you many more flowers than if you left them to grow with just the one stem.

Looking forward to seeing them in flower in a few months time! 👍

22 Feb, 2021

 

They are now all in the green house and doing well. Thanks for your helpful information.
Marjorie

23 Feb, 2021

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