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Jan. 15th, 2006 @ 12:58 pm planting seeds
I'm hoping that someone here can help me out... I have tried (unsuccessfully) in the past to grow some herbs from a packet of seeds using a propogator(?) inside. We don't have a garden, just a concrete yard, so anything I do eventually get going will need to be in pots. But I digress, I could do with some tips such as how do I know when to transfer the seedlings into another pot, last time after I had tried potting them they all seemed to die off. The kitchen window gets sun all day (south facing) and it can feel somewhat like a greenhouse during the summer in there. Is this the wrong sort of place to grow them? Should they be in direct sunlight or in a more shady spot? At the moment I'm looking at having some pots of herbs and salad leaves growing by the summer so any hints or links to websites that can help would be great!

I hope this has made sense to someone. Thanks.
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Date:January 15th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
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I think tender new seedlings prefer bright light rather than direct sunlight. It may have been too much stress wot killed them.

Or, when you were transplanting them you may have handled the stems rather than just the leaves, and bruised them and then they sometimes 'damp off' and die.

I have never actually grown herbs from seed so I don't know if they are tricky, but other than generally treating them as above, I can't think offhand of anything else at the mo :)