spring onion seed and rocket seed

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AmandaLouise

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spring onion seed and rocket seed
« on: April 08, 2012, 21:11 »
Hi there

How long does it take for spring onion seed and rocket seed to germinate?  I cant find my seed box at the min, temporarily missing, like most things in my house.  I started them off in the coldframe, but it has been so cold hasnt it, maybe too cold.  I sowed them on 2nd April.  PS. For successional sowing how long do you leave it?  I am thinking to sow direct next time too as gonna be so busy.

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Amanda

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 21:14 »
generally 3 weeks or so minimum for germination for me so no panic yet!!

I tend to sow a lot at the same time as they keep well in the soil - i probably do 2 maybe 3 sowings with a large one back end of the season to overwinter so i have them early the following season.

I have only ever sown them direct and most seem to germinate fine

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 21:15 »
Oh - the above is for spring onions only.

Dont grow rocket so cant comment

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AmandaLouise

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 21:26 »
Great to know thanks so much.

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 22:22 »
where as im the opposite to gazza i cant seem to get spring onions to germinate in the open ground - but have successfully geminated them in the greenhouse (it took around 2 weeks). I also have never grown rocket.

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 22:33 »
cheers for that.  I dont have to worry just yet then.

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 22:41 »
Just checked and I sowed some rocket on 31st March in the greenhouse and it's through already.

Because I like a year-round supply I grow all my spring onions in pots and they take about 2 weeks to germinate. Simply scatter seed on compost in a 9 inch pot and leave to grow. They can be stuck in any spare corner of the plot and require no attention apart from watering.

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 23:01 »
i grow rocket and just keep cutting it, be carefull as when the warm weather comes it tends to bolt
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 23:54 »
Hi there

How long does it take for spring onion seed and rocket seed to germinate?  I cant find my seed box at the min, temporarily missing, like most things in my house.  I started them off in the coldframe, but it has been so cold hasnt it, maybe too cold.  I sowed them on 2nd April.  PS. For successional sowing how long do you leave it?  I am thinking to sow direct next time too as gonna be so busy.

Thanks
Amanda

Amanda there both little * my rocket was started in the unheated GH on the 16/3 and is still only about half inch high with 3 leaves my White lisbon Spring Onions were started outside at the same time and are just past the crook stage and standing to attention now. Chill out lass! Loads of time.

Faff free zone!

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AmandaLouise

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Re: spring onion seed and rocket seed
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 10:19 »
Okay I'll chill!! Im too curious!  I wondered why my leeks werent taking, and turned out I just needed to adjust conditions, soon as I followed instructions on here they popped up.  I like the reassurance !  Dissapointed in the rocket though didnt realise it grew so slowly.

thanks bazh
Amanda



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