I've got a bunch of more adventurous seeds on the go, which will come to
pricking out / potting on before long.
For now one lot have got away ahead of the pack - some seedlings of
Since potting-up its not going well. First true leaves are drying up,
and have made no headway [after a couple of weeks], and a couple have
My general question (i.e. not specifically related to Crambe cordifolia)
is whether I would be better to try to improve drainage of multi purpose
compost (go 1/3rd or even 50% Perlite perhaps?) with a view to stopping
the compost becoming compacted, and to reduce the effect of watering
[when the plants are not actually thirsty]?
Slight risk that they will need water more often, but by the time they
get to the next potting-on pot-size they will probably be strong enough
to be less influenced by compost-drainage.
Advice welcome, I want to avoid killing off the seedlings that I do
manage to get to germinate