This is a thread for us to tell of our propagation and horticultural failures so we and others learn from it. No judgement, only open discussion of how we can improve.
I’ll start it off
I’ll admit that I’ve just potted quite a lot of bulbs into probably far too small a pot. Lots of them had rotted and so I thought well too much soil over the winter! So I potted them close to the actual size of the bulb but then woke up the other night in fear of most bulbous plants get really large in one season and the pot will not have enough feed or be sturdy enough to hold them so i’m probably going to have to repot them all. I think how I’ll avoid this next time is pot them in the autumn into fresh soil and not the spring to check on what’s going on down there.
What do you think?
I think this is a really useful thread, because I learn so much from the (many) mistakes I make. One of the most common, is emptying out a seed tray before it has germinated, because I think its not going to germinate. Its silly, but I have had things growing out of my compost so often - which I then prick out and pot up! I always note down how long it took for that particular batch of seeds to germinate, so I have a reference point for next time!