July 2018

The germinated seeds grew rapidly during May. It is amazing that such small seeds can be so vigorous !

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and a couple of weeks later the Nitens were in plug trays and still growing rapidly.

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The temperatures soared during June, and the Nitens more or less stopped top growth, though the roots were bursting out of the bottom of the plug trays. Guess they have an inbuilt system directing them towards root growth if the temperatures are very hot. In hindsight I should have taken them out of the poly tunnels, which were reaching temperatures of 50°C with the doors and flaps open !

The Gunnii were doing much better, and by the end of July were ready to pot on into poly pots.

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