Posted: 06/03/2014 at 11:00
Rake over your soil again to smooth it and bring up any stones and loosen any naughty weed seedlings then sow your seeds in straight rows across the space. This helps you see what is plant and what is weed and you can then thin them more easily to give the strongest seedlings the growing space they need to flourish.
Sow a few now if yu're depserate to get going but save seeds fo a later sowing as the first lot may suffer and fail if the soil is too cold or wet and we get some bad weather. When sowing outside, patience is a virtue but you can also start things off in modular seed trays on a bright window sill and grow them on till they're big enough to cope.