Stocks for ‘Pots’
You are going to love these!
Especially for those that are longing to join in with our Stock ‘Grow-A-Long’ but don’t have the space for field grown plants, perfect for balcony and patio gardeners!
The same gloriously fragrant fluffy flowers but shorter and more manageable, none of the staking!
During my trials I found them to stand up brilliantly to weather, from torrential downpours to topical heatwaves.
How to grow:
Half of the plants will be single flowered, the other half double. Sow twice as many as you need and then I will show you how to select out the singles leaving the double flowering plants for amazing displays.
Seeds germinate and grow incredibly quickly so we don’t sow our stocks until late winter time, just as the light levels return.
Sow one seed per cell onto the surface of the compost pushing seeds into the compost gently so they make good contact.
Adding a propagator lid will help keep the environment humid. Seeds also benefit from a bit of warmth to trigger germination.
DO NOT PINCH. Stocks send up a single flowering spike, you don’t want to chop that off! Pot stocks do however display a little natural branching making chunky little plants.
Stocks belong to the cabbage family, so watch out for slugs, flea beetles and aphids.
For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow-A-Long’ on Instagram and for busy gardeners you can now plan ahead with our Autumn Jump Starter Handbook
Variety: Matthiola incana
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Germination: 10-15 days
Harvest: June – July
Seeds per packet: 100