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.

Advertisement

Subscribe now to never miss an episode - new episodes released every Tuesday.

More on seed sowing:

Episode eighteen – Sowalong – Pak choi with Miranda Janatka

For a gourmet veg patch, grow veg you'll really enjoy eating and serving up for guests. Discover how to grow and harvest pak choi in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine senior content creator Miranda Janatka.

Episode seventeen – Sowalong – Cornflower 'Black Ball' with James Jessel

With their distinctive burgundy colour, Cornflower ‘Black Ball’ is the perfect addition to any pollinator friendly patch. Find out how these no-nonsense, easy-to-grow flowers helped a beginner gardener to catch the ‘gardening bug’ in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Editorial Assistant James Jessel.

Episode sixteen – Foxgloves with Adam Frost

Adam explains why the beauty and simplicity of foxgloves makes them his favourite flowers. He also shares how he collects the seeds, enabling him to keep growing more year after year. Get more seed sowing advice, delivered direct to your inbox, by signing up to our free newsletter: https://bit.ly/GWpodNewsletter

Episode fifteen - Kale 'Nero di Toscana' with Emma Crawforth

Kale is a popular and versatile vegetable, find out how to grow it in this Sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine gardening editor, Emma Crawforth.

Episode fourteen - lettuce with Catherine Mansley

UK households throw away a staggering number of lettuces every day. Find out how you can help tackle food waste, with help from this sowalong podcast by BBC Gardeners' World Magazine digital editor Catherine Mansley. Get free lettuce seeds with our May issue, buy it here.

Episode thirteen - Eschscholzia with Oliver Parsons

Last year's hot, dry conditions may have been hard on a lot of plants but they were fantastic for the laid-back California poppy. Find out how to grow these wonderful, low-effort flowers in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine horticultural sub-editor, Oliver Parsons. Get free oregano seeds with our May issue, buy it here.

Episode twelve – Greek Oregano with James Jessel

It’s funny how certain tastes or smells can transport us back to a particular moment in life, and as gardeners we get this a lot. Find out how to grow Greek Oregano, with its unmistakeable aroma, with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine editorial assistant James Jessel.

Episode eleven – Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' with Adam Duxbury

Discover the monochromatic and sophisticated beauty of Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’ blooms, as well as how to grow them with BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine commissioning editor Adam Duxbury.

Episode ten – Morning glory 'Heavenly Blue' with Lily Middleton

For a fast growing climber that produces beautiful blooms, Morning Glory 'Heavenly Blue' is the perfect choice. Find out how to grow it from seed in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine content creator Lily Middleton.

Episode nine – Nasturtiums with Oliver Parsons

Easy to sow, and one of the keenest yet most manageable self-seeders around, nasturtiums fill your garden with lush foliage and rich colour year after year. Find out how to grow them in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine horticultural sub-editor, Oliver Parsons.

Episode eight – Poppy 'Black Swan' with Emma Crawforth

Opium poppies bear gorgeous, tissue-paper petals followed by pepper-pot seedheads and they’re a magnet for pollinating bees. Find out how to grow these stars in this sowalong podcast with BBC Gardeners' World Magazine horticultural editor Emma Crawforth.

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. Plus you'll find free French marigold seeds with your Gardeners' World Magazine – in the March issue for subscribers and on April issues at newsstand.

Episode four – Cherry 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. Plus you'll find free cherry tomato seeds with your Gardeners' World Magazine – in the March issue for subscribers and on April issues at newsstand.

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, supporting 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.


Catch up on previous series of the BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Podcast:

Advertisement


Special podcast subscription offer

Try BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine with this special introductory offer: 3 issues for only £5. Find out more
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement