Posted: 09/02/2013 at 18:45
If you are planting in soil it will need preparing first. Dig in some manure and/or compost. This will help if it's clay and provide nourishment. I wouldn't sow anything yet, but I expect someone will disagree. Wait until the ground warms up. In the meantime, if budget allows, buy a good book about growing vegetables and read it. Think what you would like to grow and look each veg up on the internet and learn when to sow, fertilise, thin out etc. Some things grow very well in pots, such as tomatoes like Tumbling Tom, strawberries specially for pots, spring onions, dwarf runner beans, such as Hestia, carrots (as they like light soils, not clay).