The heated sand beds were set up today and 4x60 cell trays filled with compost placed on the beds ready for seeds.
The remaining tomato seedlings have been transplanted into individual pots.
The French Marigold('Boy-O-Boy' type) seeds have been planted into 60 cell trays and placed on the heated sand beds. The Marigold seeds should germinate within 5 days on the heated sand bed.
The Fuchsia's have started to grow again with new leaves just developing. These have been moved out into the mini greenhouse to create some space in the greenhouse. I will add further insulation to the mini greenhouse to protect the plants from frost. The Fuchsia's that have not shown any sign of growing yet have been re-potted to bigger pots and placed on the heated sand bed to try to kick start them. Interestingly they are all the 'Marinka' type.
Two trays of Begonia('Destiny') tubers were planted into compost and placed on the heated sand beds with propagator covers. The tubers will probably take about 10-14 days before there are any signs of shoots developing. The important thing with the Begonia tubers is to keep the compost moist and the humidity level high to bring them out of dormancy as quickly as possible.