Category Archives for Propagation

Seed Sowing and Pricking Out

Many different plants are raised from seed sown in containers in a greenhouse: summer bedding plants, flowering pot plants, and vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce, celery, cucumbers and marrows. But the techniques of sowing and subsequent care are similar. Late winter … Continue reading

12. July 2011 by admin
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Raising Your Own Fruit Bushes

The grafting techniques needed for propagating top fruits, such as apples and pears, are beyond the scope of most amateur gardeners. But even a beginner can increase his stock of soft fruits. This can be done in three ways: Cuttings … Continue reading

05. June 2011 by admin
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Transplanting Vegetable Seedlings

Transplanting vegetables When transplanting vegetables to their permanent positions after raising them under glass or in a seed bed, choose plants that are stocky, sturdy and well hardened off. Check that the soil is moist and firm, and allow time … Continue reading

05. June 2011 by admin
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Germination Temperatures for Sowing Seeds

Germination temperatures Hardy vegetables, such as lettuces, need a minimum temperature of 5-7°C (41-45°F) to germinate. Tomatoes and marrows require 10-13°C (50-55°F), cucumbers 21°C (70°F) and aubergines 18°C (64°F). These higher temperatures are attainable in a propagator, and can be … Continue reading

05. June 2011 by admin
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Sowing Seeds Indoors and Under Glass

Most vegetable seeds are sown directly in the ground, but there are two major groups that are sown in pots or trays — either in a frame or a greenhouse, or indoors. One group comprises vegetables such as French and … Continue reading

05. June 2011 by admin
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Sowing Seeds in the Vegetable Plot

Sowing pelleted seeds The soil for sowing pelleted seeds, either in a seed bed or in their permanent positions, must be kept moist without becoming sticky. If the ground dries out after sowing, the protective covering will not break up … Continue reading

05. June 2011 by admin
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Sowing Vegetable Seeds Outdoors

Browsing through a colourful seed catalogue is one of the most satisfying pastimes for a gardener on a dull winter’s day. It is also an essential job, because the choice of varieties to suit a particular garden and cropping plan … Continue reading

05. June 2011 by admin
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