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Old 07.01.2008, 11:07
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Hi green fingers,
Anyone who knows a proper plant nursery around Lausanne. Was trying Obi, and the Coop garden centre at the weekend and the selection is really poor. To be more specific, I want to grow carnivorous plants from seeds (some people might think I'm crazy) and need to get the kit sorted.

Any input on nurseries and carnivorous plants welcome,
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Re: plant nursery-Lausanne

hi see u are a gardner, i am starting my very own veg garden, can u help with what veggies i can sow now

any advice is welcome

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Re: plant nursery-Lausanne

Hello,

I can recommend Schilliger in Gland.
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Old 25.02.2009, 20:53
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Hello,

I can recommend Schilliger in Gland.
I can second this. There is no place in the Romande with a bigger selection than Schilliger. I've never looked for carnivorous seeds but if they don't have what you want in stock you can ask if they'll get it in as a special order.
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Old 25.02.2009, 21:16
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hi see u are a gardner, i am starting my very own veg garden, can u help with what veggies i can sow now

any advice is welcome

kamini
It's too cold yet. Do you have a greenhouse? If so you can maybe get a head start by sowing tomatoes, peppers, salads and cabbage indoors towards the end of March if the temperatures warm up a bit or if your greenhouse is heated. If you don't have a greenhouse then do what you can on a sunny window sill. If you're looking to sow into bare earth it's too early as the soil is too cold for germination. To be honest you shouldn't sow things like salads, beans and peas outside until the back end of May. If you use a polytunnel or cloche then you could maybe sow a bit earlier if it's mild. There can be quite a big variation from area to area but this has been a cold winter. If you have a protected south facing plot in full sun then you're lucky. My veg plot is still covered in snow!!
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Re: plant nursery-Lausanne

You'll need to have a car to get to these guys but they are pretty good and not quite as far as Gland

Andréfleurs Assens SA
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1042 Assens
Tél. 021.886.16.60


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Re: plant nursery-Lausanne

Hi guys,
Yep, been to Andrefleurs a couple of times last year. I should have left my credit card at home

About the early start on the window sill, I've tried this several times, just to see the plants shoot, fall over and die. It's just too warm, you have to water them a lot...

This will be my second year growing stuff on our roof terrace (we built a 6.8 x 0.35 x 0.25 m large trough) and that's what I learned from last years experience.
I had bought a lot of propagators and started tomatoes, chillies, peppers, kohlrabi, pointed cabbages and lots more at the end of March. I will never do this again!!!! Either there was too much condensation on the lid, you take them off... then it rained like crazy for weeks on end and everything was completely flooded...you wanna hear more

If you have a green house, excellent, but to be honest, as soon as it gets warm here, everything will catch up easily. Had direct comparison with most of my veg (stuff from the propagator that finally germinated in a completely different pot as initially seeded) and the seeds I put directly into the soil.

Most successful were aubergines, kohlrabi, strawberries (3 crops), cabbages (what the caterpillars had left me with at least) and a surprisingly late crop of chillies and toms.
No success at all with peas, beans and the courgettes cought a mold and dropped their flowers (has anyone got an idea why?, we tried bicarb).

We are building a second trough for this year, if anyone got a good idea what else to grow

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Re: plant nursery-Lausanne

By the way, my mum works at Obi, and I know you can order stuff with a shop assistant if you want sthg they don't have in stock.

For instance, if you're growing organic veg, I know you can order little bugs (lady birds, for instance) to help you control the pests without pesticides. Then a few days later you can go and fetch your little boxes full of friendly live bugs for your garden! I think they can even post them to you! Imagine the face of the mailman...
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I can recommend Schilliger in Gland.
Schilliger in Gland has an excellent selection of plants, the only problem I found with them was the price which was a tad on the high side.
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