Am I late with my stocks?

Anne Dunne asked 12 years ago

I received stock plug plants today 22/05/09. The are about two inches high and strong looking the cultivation info enclosed says to pot them on and then harden them off outside. could/should I just harden them off in their container andplantdirectly into bed? i feel that I am behind with my bedding plants.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
There are different kinds of stock, some for spring bedding and some for summer, but asssuming from the delivery these are summer stocks. The plants are small for planting into the open soil but this could be done if the ground is well prepared and you watch them closely for watering and slugs control.

Potting them on into small pots and growing them for a couple of weeks in a greenhouse will speed them up. They do not not need much hardening off.