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Discussion in 'Propagation This Month' started by thriftybri, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. thriftybri

    thriftybri Gardener

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    hi bought some seeds of ebay from different firms, got a packet of petunias they were like dust it said sow them of top of compost, i did, then I got a packet of chrysanthemum seeds again like dust no sowing instructions on packet so I looked on the ebay listing nothing on there, so I sent them a message stating when I sow, do I cover the seeds or just leave them on the surface? theses are sown in a mini propagator with cover on, on a bedroom window sill, i have had a reply back from the sellers I might as well of asked a brick wall, I would have got a better answer! so do I cover the seed or not I have sent another message to the sellers and see whot response I get if its no good I will name and shame:uh-oh::mad:
     
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    Generally with very fine seed you surface sow, gently water and do not cover the seeds with compost. With fine seed you can mix with silver sand to help with getting a uniform spread.
     
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      Ebay sellers are not the best to chase for seed growing instructions . Although some do give you very good ones. If you need them you can look on one of the big seed sites for details , example below. Also do follow the instructions seeds need a warm room and light . Indoor space does become a little difficult for most of us , this time of year.

      Chrysanthemum x koreanum 'Fanfare Improved' F1 Hybrid seeds | Thompson & Morgan
       
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        thanks for that info mate
         
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        thanks for that, whot gets my goat is it says for further sowing instructions contact us I did and as I said I might as well be talking to a brick wall ill see whot comes back from my second message I sent them:wallbanging::psnp:
         

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