Welcome to the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Sowalong Podcast series – the podcast that inspires you to grow more from seed. Expect plenty of advice on successful germination, growing healthy crops and impressive blooms. Plus, we delve into the stories behind each guests’ seed-discovery, including where they grow it, how they like to use it, eat it and their seed saving tips too.


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Episode seven – Cosmos with Lily Middleton

It's hard to resist a border full of cosmos in the summer, plus they make a great cut flower. Find out how to grow these stars in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine content creator Lily Middleton.

Episode six – Sunflowers with Joe Sugg

Sunflowers brighten up gardens and are really easy to grow from seed. Find out why they are Joe's favourite blooms and how he grows them from seed. Also discover why, for Joe, bigger is better.

Episode five – French marigolds with Miranda Janatka

Discover how French marigolds not only brighten up your garden, but can also help protect other plants, in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine senior content creator Miranda Janatka.

Episode four – Tomatoes with Oliver Parsons

Tomatoes are the essential summer crop, and cherry types are so easy and rewarding. Find out how to grow a bumper harvest in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine horticultural sub-editor, Oliver Parsons.

Episode three – Broad beans with Joe Sugg

Find out how to grow delicious and nutritious broad beans in this sowalong podcast, with Joe Sugg as he shares his tips for caring, support and finally, serving up his favourite homegrown treat to grow from seed.

Episode two – Verbena bonariensis with Catherine Mansley

Discover why pollinator-favourite, Verbena bonariensis, is a must-have for your borders, in this Sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine digital editor Catherine Mansley. Plus, you'll find it's easier to grow from seed than you might think.

Episode one – Chillies with Adam Duxbury

Beat the winter blues by sowing chilli seeds now for a spicy, bumper harvest this year, with help from this Sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine features coordinator Adam Duxbury.

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