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Stock (Mathiola)

Posted by EdwinR none (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 17, 13 at 15:18

My Summer Stock plants (Matthiola incana) look healthy enough but there is no sign of any buds. I sowed them late, in mid June I believe. Can they flower in the autumn? It is between 1 and 7 C outside and dark till 8 a.m. and after 5.30 p.m.. I have them in my kitchen window facing south. Is there anything I can do to get them to bloom? My balcony is glazed, faces south and I try to keep a temperature there of at least 10 C if that would be a better location for them. I would very much like to get them to flower and to be able to coilect seeds from them for next year. Thank you for any help.

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RE: Stock (Mathiola)

I've never had much luck getting any stocks that I sowed late to bloom in fall (although they germinated and grew just fine I don't know if it is a decreasing light cycle issue or not.

This post was edited by kimka on Mon, Oct 21, 13 at 10:25

RE: Stock (Mathiola)

Thank you for answering. As long as they are growing I shall hope. At this time of year it is only light between about 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. but my cherry tomatoes still produce fruit. They are on my glazed balcony. I try to keep the temperature at between 10 and 15 C. Outside it is about minus 5 C. Last year I let them freeze 30 November though they still produced flowers and fruit.

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