Stocks - Hot Cakes Mixed
This is an amazingly versatile stock, producing dwarf bushy plants in a wide colour range that flowers in only 10 weeks from sowing. This makes 'Hot Cakes" ideal for sowing in succession, adding its delightful fragrance to spring or autumn flowering displays in borders or containers.
Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed or multipurpose compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20C until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 3cm apart.