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Fool proof tips on success with Cobaea, please?

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by "M", Mar 20, 2017.

  1. "M"

    "M" Total Gardener

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    My seeds have been planted in a windowsill propagator in those little brown disks which suddenly swell up when water is added.

    I have garden envy from Shineyland and really hope I can have a smashing display this year.

    So: tips, hints and fool proof gardening advice very much appreciated.
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I just stick em in on their ends, give them about 80f and water and they usually come up in a week or so.
     
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      Thanks, pete.

      They are now forming their second set of leaves and are already quite tall. So, I'm guessing now is the right time to pot them up?

      Questions: once potted on, should they
      a) stay indoors for a bit longer
      b) go into my (brand, spanking new, lucky me) Grow House for more nurturing?
       
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      a) stay indoors until all chance of frost has gone (normally doesn't like much less than 5C)

      b) similar to a) Keep them in the growhouse until they insist on being put out.

      If they start growing too big and it's too early to put them out then put a few twigs in the pot for them to grow up. Then, when planting out, plant them with the twigs.

      c) Very important :ideaIPB: Talk to them nicely. :dbgrtmb:
       
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        I shall do that and sing them a lullaby before they go to bed :snooze:
         
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