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of 18-21°C to germinate, so do consider investing in a heated propagator to maintain a constant temperature through March and April.Good quality seed compostPotsSummer bedding seedsVermiculiteMarch - April10 minutes to sow the seedsJune - September
Good quality seed compostSmall 7.5cm pots x2ClingfilmMarch - Juneten minutes to sow the seedsMay - SeptemberFill each pot with compost, water it with tap water and leave to drain. Don't use rainwater from a butt as it may contain bacteria, which can cause
to sow the seedsJuly - SeptemberPrepare 5cm pots by filling them to the top with seed-sowing compost. Gently push one or two seeds 2cm deep into the compost in each pot. Sprinkle more compost into the pot and tap the pot gently to level the surface
.Most peas are best grown with support, such as pea netting or twigs. They are pretty enough to grow in ornamental borders so they're worth growing even if you don't have a vegetable plot.Pea seedsSeed compost if sowing indoorsRoot trainers or toilet roll
Tomato plants will thrive on a sunny window sill or in a greenhouse, and may even be transplanted outside in the warmest months. You will need just two small pots to sow your tomato seeds; use a good quality seed compost and keep them in a bright
Growing herbs from seed discs is a simple alternative for anyone who struggles with sowing small herb and salad seeds. These are filled with seeds for herbs such as basil, chives and parsley, or salads such as mixed leaves, mesclun or rocket
of organic matter. Onion seedsMulti-purpose compostPots or seed trayTrowelStringWatering can, with roseOnion hoe or circle hoeJanuary - February30 minutes, to sow the seedsSow seed in a pot or tray of seed compost. The seeds are small, but try and space them
aubergines per plant.Aubergine seedsMulti-purpose compostSeed compostSelection of pots of different sizesVermiculiteFebruary (sowing) to October (harvesting)Fill pots with seed compost and lightly firm the surface. Place up to seven seeds on the surface
Follow Monty Don's video advice on preparing for an early crop of broad beans, with advice on spacing and variety selection.autumn to springAdvice on growing peas and beansRead Adam Pasco's blog on growing and harvesting broad beansKeeping capsid bugs away from beansVideo advice ...
Each blue or magenta flower of Ipomoea, the morning glory, lasts just one day, but it blooms reliably throughout the summer. The dense mat of heart-shaped leaves provide a perfect backdrop for the cheery flowers.How to grow annual climbers from seedsow in February, pot on in Apri...