Essential kit for seed sowing

Alan Titchmarsh looks at the essential kit you need to sow seeds successfully.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do To do in February

Do To do in March

Do To do in April

Do To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

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.

Buy small plastic pots on Amazon
Buy fibrous degradable pots on Amazon
Buy sweet pea pots on Amazon
Buy Rootrainers on Amazon
Buy Seed trays from the Garden Superstore

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

Buy seed and cuttings compost from Homebase
Buy a tamper from English Heritage

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

Buy vermiculite from Amazon
Buy labels from Amazon

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