The Fuchsia's are doing well and will soon be put outdoors.
I am experimenting this year by taking cuttings from these young plants and propagating them to see what success rate i can achieve.
Some of the best developed Lobelia, Begonia 'Tom Foolery', Petunia's and French Marigolds have been put outside to harden them off.
They were put on this stand to protect them from the destructive effects of the slugs and snails!
These plants will be used to plant up the garden borders and planters.
After the best developed plants were moved out of the greenhouse to harden them off the next wave of seedlings were thinned out and planted.
In this picture Begonia 'Tom Foolery', Lobelia, Alyssum, Lupin and Sweet William seedlings have been thinned out and are being grown on.
I have taken a different approach this year using longer thinner seed trays which allows me to use the long thin watering trays i have. These are normally used with automatic watering stands and mats. For the seedlings i will simply use the trays themselves.
This method gives a better spacing for the seedlings than using 24 cell trays in gravel trays. I still use these for other plants that are more resistant to disease and closer spacing.