I couldn’t wait to get off the starting blocks so despite it being minus four outside I have sown 8 Cerinthe seeds to keep my urges at bay.
I will sow another batch in two weeks.
Remember to just lightly cover the seeds with compost. I have used sieved peat free compost and also a seed compost (low peat) and am comparing the results. In a few weeks I shall start a peat free compost v peat based composts trial. Feel free to join in. I will be posting more on this next week.
If you want to sow them outside I would wait until at least mid March.
You of course can buy my super dooper Cerinthe major seeds in the Higgledy garden Shop.
I have written a more detailed guide to Cerinthe major with full sowing instructions here.
Best of luck.
February 2, 2012 @ 10:21 pm
Cerinthe is one of the easiest and most reliable seeds – I love them! What a fabulous cut flower too so unusual you won’t look back…good luck, Georgia
February 2, 2012 @ 9:59 pm
I’m attempting Cerinthe this year for the first time; your willingness to share your thoughts on sowing and growing is much appreciated!
February 2, 2012 @ 10:39 pm
That is no probs at all…I love it…roll on Spring…please stay tuned and let us know how you get on. I’m hoping to get a ‘reader’s patch’ set up so folk can send in their photos and tribulations. :)