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Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Just Chilling


I've started to try and make sense of what I need to do with my seed stash from the RHS today. The upshot is:

3 varieties are relatively straight forward and can be sown straight away - Fatsia, Hyssopus, and Leucojum. As they're from such precious places, I'm going to treat them to some proper seed compost instead of my usual peat-free :)

11 varieties need to be pre-chilled first as a minimum - so they've been put in the fridge today as pictured.

I have a list of questions to be answered before I can get on with anything else. Research will commence as soon as I can stand being logged onto the internet for longer than half an hour...

4 comments:

  1. VP ... it seems to me that you have been able to stay logged on longer than a half hour .. or is your half hour longer than our 30 minutes ??????
    hahahaha ! Joy ; )

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  2. Hi VP. It sounds like you have the same peat dilemma that I feel - peat destroys irreplaceable environment but peat-free composts aren't anything like as good. Out of interest, were you convinced about the peat argument by Geoff Hamilton - I know I was - a great man.

    Simon

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  3. That's pretty exciting, except it doesn't sound as if you are doing well. I hope things start to improve and you can get on with your plant research.

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  4. Joy - it's in bite sized chunks at the moment :)

    Simon - I try and use peat free, but usually the stuff I can get hold of is just composted wood and I think these need a bit more tlc, especially if they're going to take a year to germinate. I'm hoping for a peat reduced seed compost at the very least though and will try and get peat free if such a thing actually exists. I'll update you!

    Kate - thanks for your good wishes - just about getting there now, hence the lateness in my response...

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