Trial 01 is on seed compost mix. So far Group 2, those sown on a thick layer of vermiculite, are germinating fastest.

Lychnis arkwrightii

The Lychnis in vermiculite are germinating quicker than those in just compost, although several are now poking through.


The Digitalis are germinating well in Group 2, nothing doing in Group 1 so far.
Finally, the aconitum. I don’t think there are any signs of germination in either group, although at high magnification I think I can see one seedling just poking its head up in the Group 1 pot.


In general, the Group 2 seeds are germinating sooner and in greater numbers.

[update 11-Apr-17 – more updates here]