growing delphiniums from seed

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
I suspect my seeds have been over watered, or something. I grew them in the lean-to and covered with perspex. I reckon that was about a month ago now. All I can see is little domed mushrooms which I am hoping against hope might be delphs but I suspect they are funghi.

What are they meant to look like?

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  • Linda32Linda32 Forumite
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    I just googled images of delphinium seedlings and I'm afraid they do not look like mushrooms.

    I think it might have been a combination of over watering with the perspex over the top.

    I'm afraid it sounds like you might have to start again.
  • whitesatinwhitesatin Forumite
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    Linda32 wrote: »
    I just googled images of delphinium seedlings and I'm afraid they do not look like mushrooms.

    I think it might have been a combination of over watering with the perspex over the top.

    I'm afraid it sounds like you might have to start again.

    LOL, thanks, I might just buy some little plants instead. I do try but this is not one of my most successful attempts.
  • tootallulahtootallulah Forumite
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    I grow a packet of these each year for planting out in September to flower next year. I would have another go as plants wont flower much this year either and next year the ones grown from seed will be beautiful. I just do them in a flowerpot on a window sill.
  • Linda32Linda32 Forumite
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    Am I right in thinking that you might want to buy some slug pellets at the same time. ;) I've never grown them myself, delphs that is, not slugs :D but I'm sure one likes the other.
  • olly300olly300 Forumite
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    I've managed to grow them from seed.

    If you have a table near a window or wide window sills, and no cats then start them off inside. Just don't place them on a South facing window.

    Once they are large enough harden them off outside but use slug pellets.

    Starting plants off inside means you don't have to worry about frosts, them being too cold and slugs.
    I'm not cynical I'm realistic :p

    (If a link I give opens pop ups I won't know I don't use windows)
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