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Propagation This Month

What Should You Be Starting To Sow/Grow/Graft This Month

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  2. Steve R
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    F1 seeds

    Two parent lines are maintained to produce pure characteristics (lets say one is tall, the other is juicy). They are then crossed and the resulting F1 crop is (lets say!!) both Tall and Juicy....
    Two parent lines are maintained to produce pure characteristics (lets say one is tall, the other is juicy). They are then crossed and the resulting F1 crop is (lets say!!) both Tall and Juicy. Guaranteed every single plant.If you save seed from that (i.e. "F2") you get some Tall, some Juicy,...
    Two parent lines are maintained to produce pure characteristics (lets say one is tall, the other is juicy). They are then crossed and the resulting F1 crop is (lets say!!) both Tall and Juicy. Guaranteed every single plant.If you save seed...
    Two parent lines are maintained to produce pure characteristics (lets say one is tall, the other is juicy). They are then crossed and the resulting F1 crop is (lets say!!) both Tall and Juicy....
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  4. Folly Mon

    when to start seeds??

    Folly mon - what seeds are you sowing? As Clueless touched upon, there are a surprising number that appreciate/need a period of cold stratification and these could be sown now and placed in the...
    Folly mon - what seeds are you sowing? As Clueless touched upon, there are a surprising number that appreciate/need a period of cold stratification and these could be sown now and placed in the fridge. I have recently placed some Mecanopsis in the fridge and they will be there until the end of...
    Folly mon - what seeds are you sowing? As Clueless touched upon, there are a surprising number that appreciate/need a period of cold stratification and these could be sown now and placed in the fridge. I have recently placed some Mecanopsis in...
    Folly mon - what seeds are you sowing? As Clueless touched upon, there are a surprising number that appreciate/need a period of cold stratification and these could be sown now and placed in the...
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  5. cymro

    lupinus arboreus

    It's an old thread, but I just ordered a bulk of seeds, tree lupin being one of them. I'm really happy it requires 'no special treatment'. I will need to return here for reference, however. :thumbsup:
    It's an old thread, but I just ordered a bulk of seeds, tree lupin being one of them. I'm really happy it requires 'no special treatment'. I will need to return here for reference, however. :thumbsup:
    It's an old thread, but I just ordered a bulk of seeds, tree lupin being one of them. I'm really happy it requires 'no special treatment'. I will need to return here for reference, however. :thumbsup:
    It's an old thread, but I just ordered a bulk of seeds, tree lupin being one of them. I'm really happy it requires 'no special treatment'. I will need to return here for reference, however. :thumbsup:
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  6. rustyroots

    Small plot

    Grow your courgettes up a tripod of canes. They need tieying in every so often, but the fruits are easy to see and it saves valuable space. I should concentrate on quick maturing and 'cut and...
    Grow your courgettes up a tripod of canes. They need tieying in every so often, but the fruits are easy to see and it saves valuable space. I should concentrate on quick maturing and 'cut and come again' veggies. Cheers, Tony.
    Grow your courgettes up a tripod of canes. They need tieying in every so often, but the fruits are easy to see and it saves valuable space. I should concentrate on quick maturing and 'cut and come again' veggies. Cheers, Tony.
    Grow your courgettes up a tripod of canes. They need tieying in every so often, but the fruits are easy to see and it saves valuable space. I should concentrate on quick maturing and 'cut and...
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  7. cbu183

    ficus religiosa

    We seem to have two threads running on this subject.Ficus religiosa - Gardener's Corner - the only Gardening forum you will ever needCan the mods merge them please:thumbsup:
    We seem to have two threads running on this subject.Ficus religiosa - Gardener's Corner - the only Gardening forum you will ever needCan the mods merge them please:thumbsup:
    We seem to have two threads running on this subject.Ficus religiosa - Gardener's Corner - the only Gardening forum you will ever needCan the mods merge them please:thumbsup:
    We seem to have two threads running on this subject.Ficus religiosa - Gardener's Corner - the only Gardening forum you will ever needCan the mods merge them please:thumbsup:
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  8. Thomas coomber

    Propagation problems

    Some thoughts: Water from the bottom, not the top. Use tap water, not rain (Rain water will be fine/better once the seedlings are under way) Perhaps cover the seeds (initially) with...
    Some thoughts: Water from the bottom, not the top. Use tap water, not rain (Rain water will be fine/better once the seedlings are under way) Perhaps cover the seeds (initially) with Vermiculite, rather than compost Maybe mix some Perlite /sharp sand / etc. in with the seed compost - if...
    Some thoughts: Water from the bottom, not the top. Use tap water, not rain (Rain water will be fine/better once the seedlings are under way) Perhaps cover the seeds (initially) with Vermiculite, rather than compost Maybe mix some Perlite...
    Some thoughts: Water from the bottom, not the top. Use tap water, not rain (Rain water will be fine/better once the seedlings are under way) Perhaps cover the seeds (initially) with...
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  9. Bilbo675
    Like x 3

    Latest Cutting Success

    I think most say that the rooting hormone properties of gels and powders decrease after a year, it won't do any harm but may be less affective....:)
    I think most say that the rooting hormone properties of gels and powders decrease after a year, it won't do any harm but may be less affective....:)
    I think most say that the rooting hormone properties of gels and powders decrease after a year, it won't do any harm but may be less affective....:)
    I think most say that the rooting hormone properties of gels and powders decrease after a year, it won't do any harm but may be less affective....:)
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  10. james swann

    what 's the best unheated propagator you've used?

    I have never bought an unheated propagator as such. I have always bought seed trays at £1 or less, and seperate transparent tops for £1. I have 20 or more of these combinations, but they have...
    I have never bought an unheated propagator as such. I have always bought seed trays at £1 or less, and seperate transparent tops for £1. I have 20 or more of these combinations, but they have never cost more than £2 each. The tops don't have vents which makes them cheaper - so what. If you want...
    I have never bought an unheated propagator as such. I have always bought seed trays at £1 or less, and seperate transparent tops for £1. I have 20 or more of these combinations, but they have never cost more than £2 each. The tops don't have...
    I have never bought an unheated propagator as such. I have always bought seed trays at £1 or less, and seperate transparent tops for £1. I have 20 or more of these combinations, but they have...
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  11. sal73

    Laburnum from cutting

    I grafted onto a self sown seedling in my front garden. Strange in that it split at ground level into two quite strong shoots about about four ft high, I grafted one bud onto each stem at about...
    I grafted onto a self sown seedling in my front garden. Strange in that it split at ground level into two quite strong shoots about about four ft high, I grafted one bud onto each stem at about 3ft 6ins, and twisted one stem around the other and bound them tight. The two bulges in the trunk...
    I grafted onto a self sown seedling in my front garden. Strange in that it split at ground level into two quite strong shoots about about four ft high, I grafted one bud onto each stem at about 3ft 6ins, and twisted one stem around the other and...
    I grafted onto a self sown seedling in my front garden. Strange in that it split at ground level into two quite strong shoots about about four ft high, I grafted one bud onto each stem at about...
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  12. Kristen

    Propagating Ipomoea batatas

    Magic power? Grafting :heehee:
    Magic power? Grafting :heehee:
    Magic power? Grafting :heehee:
    Magic power? Grafting :heehee:
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  13. Kristen

    Bluebells from Seed ?

    Absolutely. I'm sure the kids would love it too.:) As long as they don't eat them. :eeew: :runforhills:
    Absolutely. I'm sure the kids would love it too.:) As long as they don't eat them. :eeew: :runforhills:
    Absolutely. I'm sure the kids would love it too.:) As long as they don't eat them. :eeew: :runforhills:
    Absolutely. I'm sure the kids would love it too.:) As long as they don't eat them. :eeew: :runforhills:
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  14. HarryS

    The Best Pansy Planting Time

    HarryS, I think it best to plant violas as isolated plants....as singles. To mulch and feed well and to split when flowering is beginning to go over. I then pot them up and cut hard back and...
    HarryS, I think it best to plant violas as isolated plants....as singles. To mulch and feed well and to split when flowering is beginning to go over. I then pot them up and cut hard back and plant out again when strong new growth occurs
    HarryS, I think it best to plant violas as isolated plants....as singles. To mulch and feed well and to split when flowering is beginning to go over. I then pot them up and cut hard back and plant out again when strong new growth occurs
    HarryS, I think it best to plant violas as isolated plants....as singles. To mulch and feed well and to split when flowering is beginning to go over. I then pot them up and cut hard back and...
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  15. trogre

    Growing on Seedlings

    I think I would have thought that until I had one .... bit like Central Locking, I didn't know what a benefit it was until I had a car that had it ... :)
    I think I would have thought that until I had one .... bit like Central Locking, I didn't know what a benefit it was until I had a car that had it ... :)
    I think I would have thought that until I had one .... bit like Central Locking, I didn't know what a benefit it was until I had a car that had it ... :)
    I think I would have thought that until I had one .... bit like Central Locking, I didn't know what a benefit it was until I had a car that had it ... :)
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  16. liliana

    What seeds do you sow in January?

    I've set off a total of 80 correopsis seeds yesterday in my new grow box.
    I've set off a total of 80 correopsis seeds yesterday in my new grow box.
    I've set off a total of 80 correopsis seeds yesterday in my new grow box.
    I've set off a total of 80 correopsis seeds yesterday in my new grow box.
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  17. Bilbo675
    Like x 8

    More Hellebore Seedlings..

    Grandmother and eggs come to mind. Sorry, but I was sent some seedlings last year and they had been so badly packed and had dried out, so they did not survive.
    Grandmother and eggs come to mind. Sorry, but I was sent some seedlings last year and they had been so badly packed and had dried out, so they did not survive.
    Grandmother and eggs come to mind. Sorry, but I was sent some seedlings last year and they had been so badly packed and had dried out, so they did not survive.
    Grandmother and eggs come to mind. Sorry, but I was sent some seedlings last year and they had been so badly packed and had dried out, so they did not survive.
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  18. Fat Controller

    Sowing plan

    Wow, I'm impressed at the organisation!!! :dbgrtmb:
    Wow, I'm impressed at the organisation!!! :dbgrtmb:
    Wow, I'm impressed at the organisation!!! :dbgrtmb:
    Wow, I'm impressed at the organisation!!! :dbgrtmb:
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  19. Steve R

    Soil warming cable - Propogator

    Thanks, TG Your greenhouse and propagator is a bit reminiscent of mine. But yours is much neater! I like your explanation so thanks very much. :dbgrtmb: The cable I have in mine is laid out...
    Thanks, TG Your greenhouse and propagator is a bit reminiscent of mine. But yours is much neater! I like your explanation so thanks very much. :dbgrtmb: The cable I have in mine is laid out with no more than about an inch between the runs of cable so there are no 'hot spots'. The heat is...
    Thanks, TG Your greenhouse and propagator is a bit reminiscent of mine. But yours is much neater! I like your explanation so thanks very much. :dbgrtmb: The cable I have in mine is laid out with no more than about an inch between the runs of...
    Thanks, TG Your greenhouse and propagator is a bit reminiscent of mine. But yours is much neater! I like your explanation so thanks very much. :dbgrtmb: The cable I have in mine is laid out...
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  20. Julie D

    Seed advice!!!

    Thanks again everyone for their feedback, advice and for making feel at home.I should mention I have heard the stories about growing rhubarb from seed but like to learn from my own e perience. ...
    Thanks again everyone for their feedback, advice and for making feel at home.I should mention I have heard the stories about growing rhubarb from seed but like to learn from my own e perience. Last year I grew 4 varieties from seed but didnt sow until mid summer. The plants grew very well...
    Thanks again everyone for their feedback, advice and for making feel at home.I should mention I have heard the stories about growing rhubarb from seed but like to learn from my own e perience. Last year I grew 4 varieties from seed but didnt...
    Thanks again everyone for their feedback, advice and for making feel at home.I should mention I have heard the stories about growing rhubarb from seed but like to learn from my own e perience. ...
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  21. "M"

    Growing seeds without a greenhouse or "heated" propagator?

    True! .....and not much light either ;)
    True! .....and not much light either ;)
    True! .....and not much light either ;)
    True! .....and not much light either ;)
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  22. "M"
    Like x 4

    My experiment with "cuttings" (and a question or three)

    Yes, that's where they got the name. The salicylic acid is derived from the bark of the willow and used quite a bit in skin care products. Commercial aspirin is Acetylsalicylic Acid. Also...
    Yes, that's where they got the name. The salicylic acid is derived from the bark of the willow and used quite a bit in skin care products. Commercial aspirin is Acetylsalicylic Acid. Also originating from the willow. In days of yore (actually, days of mine :heehee: ) the herbalists/witchdoctors...
    Yes, that's where they got the name. The salicylic acid is derived from the bark of the willow and used quite a bit in skin care products. Commercial aspirin is Acetylsalicylic Acid. Also originating from the willow. In days of yore...
    Yes, that's where they got the name. The salicylic acid is derived from the bark of the willow and used quite a bit in skin care products. Commercial aspirin is Acetylsalicylic Acid. Also...
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  23. kyleleonard

    Best time/way to divide Heuchera?

    Hey if it works for you thats all that matters, "Stuff" made me laugh and the day I have had in work I needed a that . Spruce
    Hey if it works for you thats all that matters, "Stuff" made me laugh and the day I have had in work I needed a that . Spruce
    Hey if it works for you thats all that matters, "Stuff" made me laugh and the day I have had in work I needed a that . Spruce
    Hey if it works for you thats all that matters, "Stuff" made me laugh and the day I have had in work I needed a that . Spruce
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