In this No Fuss video guide, Alan Titchmarsh goes through the essential kit for successful seed sowing.


He runs through all the points you need to consider and explains the useful equipment you will need.

First, Alan looks at containers, explaining the benefits of plastic and biodegradable pots, seed trays and the deeper pots suitable for sowing sweet peas.

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Next Alan discusses the composts suitable for seed sowing and shows you how to do it.

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He also gives his tips for sowing small seeds and shows how to water newly sown seeds without dislodging them.

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Alan concludes by looking at the importance of good light, moisture and ventilation – essential for seedlings to thrive.