PSB advice please

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surbie100

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PSB advice please
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:00 »
I can't grow it past baby seedling stage - can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?

The seeds germinate brilliantly, they get to the point where a first true leaf is forming and then they go yellow and die. Without fail.

The dying summer PSB are inside on a sunnyish windowsill, in moist (but not wet) MPC.

i would love to grow some from seed, rather than sneaking into the GC for plug plants.

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Re: PSB advice please
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 12:04 »
What sort of pot are they in. If they're in a small pot then in the sunlight they might well be cooked on a windowsill. At this time of year they'll germinate quite happily sown direct. You just need to protect from slugs and birds until they're big enough to cope on their own.

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Re: PSB advice please
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 12:40 »
In a 400g tomato container, so 3-4in deep. The seedlings are v small and there hasn't been much direct sun - it doesn't come in direct anymore. (we're high up and the soffits under the roof are very deep)

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Re: PSB advice please
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 12:50 »
If they're indoors, they're way too warm.

Any brassicas I sow now are still sown in modules, but outdoors.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: PSB advice please
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 13:08 »
My brassicas are out in the pouring rain, they'll be fine  ;)

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Re: PSB advice please
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 13:18 »
Thanks All,
Will resow outside.



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