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'When To Sow Petunia Seeds'

Petunias

…programmes but it's still true to a certain extent. Sowing technique For flowering outside in summer, petunias are sown in the warmth in spring. To produce bushy plants to set out in late spring or early summer, sow in early spring. Choose a peat based seed sowing compost and if it is one with no…

Specialised seed sowing information

…daily. Seeds of some species swell up when they are soaked. If some seeds of a batch do swell within 24 hours they should be planted immediately and the remainder pricked gently with a pin and returned to soak. As each seed swells it should be removed and sown before it has time to dry out. Sowing

How To Sow Wild Flower Seeds

…of soil to reduce fertility. * 1g of pure wild flower garden seeds is enough for 1 square metre of soil. Mixed wild flower seeds with grass should be sown at 5g per square metre. Try mixing the seed with silver sand to make sowing easier and more even. * Rake the area lightly after sowing and cover…

How to Sow Small Seeds | Thompson and Morgan

…tiny seeds that are almost dust-like. In nature these plants rely on producing large quantities of seed to increase their chances of survival, but as gardeners we often only have a few of these seed, so it's important to give them the best chance possible when you sow them. Preparation Always sow in…

Gardening for Beginners

…plant, take a look at our selector guides to help you make the right choice. View the selector guides here... Vegetable Seed Sowing Guide A guide of what to sow, when to sow it and where to sow it, which will help you with your vegetable seed sowing throughout the year. View the guide here...…

Is it ripe yet? When to harvest your crops...

…be harvested from 16 to 20 weeks after sowing depending on the variety. However, they will stand for months in the soil, so they can be lifted individually from summer right through to winter, as and when they are needed. Gently loosen the soil before lifting each leek to avoid damaging the crop.…

Special treatment of seeds before sowing

…up when they are soaked. If some seeds of a batch do swell within 24 hours they should be planted immediately and the remainder pricked gently with a pin and returned to soak. As each seed swells it should be removed and sown before it has time to dry out. Special treatment of seeds before sowing

Handling Small Seeds

…then sow them immediately after collection, when they should germinate well. Sowing techniques As we are usually dealing with only small quantities of seeds it is sensible to use small containers for sowing. It is wasteful of compost and propagation space to use a full-size seed tray for…

Top 10 easy to grow vegetable plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…season, 10 to 20 weeks later, when the foliage starts to yellow and die back. Tip the bag out and rummage around in the soil to collect up your own home grown potatoes. Potatoes are such easy vegetables to grow at home! 4. Peas Peas are a trouble free crop that enjoy cooler weather. Sow them…

Top 10 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…they will set seed which will grow the following summer, creating effortless drifts of colour. 6. Nasturtium Quick growing and colourful! Nasturtiums are easy plants for children to grow. Sow them in borders as ground cover or let them spill out of containers. The large nasturtium seeds can be sown…

How To Grow Courgettes

…excellent sowing pots for courgettes. Outside: For later crops, or when indoor sowing is not possible, direct sow seeds during the first half of June, in prepared soil where the plants are to grow. Germination outside can me more erratic so it is best to set three seeds per station and thin to the…

How To Grow Parsnips

…the plate. Sowing parsnip seeds Don't be tempted to use last year's leftover seed. Parsnips have a relatively short viability period so it is particularly important to order fresh parsnip seed packets each year to get the very best parsnip crops. When to sow parsnips Parsnip seeds should be direct…

How To Grow Pumpkins

…situ, it's best to sow two seeds per hole and thin the weakest plant out later on. If you are direct sowing pumpkins outdoors start them off under cloches to give them the best start. How to grow a pumpkin * Step 1 - Sow pumpkins seeds on their sides in small 7.5cm (3") pots of seed compost at a…

How to Grow Peas

…times throughout the growing season. How to sow peas * Protect seed - Birds love to steal pea seed so cover trenches with chicken wire or netting after sowing. This can removed once the seeds have germinated. * Provide supports - Peas produce tendrils to help them climb upwards. Erect wire netting,…

How To Grow Watercress

…There is no need to cover watercress seeds, they will sprout happily simply scattered on the surface of the compost. Further sowings can be made through spring and early summer for a constant supply of fresh leaves. Micro watercress growing You can also treat watercress seed as a windowsill…

How To Grow Herbs

…purposes. When to Grow Herbs Outdoors If you are growing herbs from seed then hardy annual or biennial herbs such as Parsley, Coriander, Dill and Chamomile can be sown from March until August. Sow at intervals of three to four weeks to ensure a continuous supply of fresh leaves. All of these easy to

How to Grow Cucumbers

…types you will need to sow Cucumber seeds in a propagator from early March to April. However, outdoor varieties can also be direct sown outdoors from May to June if necessary. Sow cucumber seed on their sides at a depth of 1cm (½") in 7.5cm (3") pots of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place the…

How to Grow Carrots

…Sprinkle your carrot seed thinly along the drill - sowing too thickly will make the seedlings difficult to thin out later on! Gently draw soil from the edges of the drill back over your seeds so they are well covered. Water the area well with a fine-rose watering can to minimise seed disturbance.…

How to grow tomatoes

…quality seed compost. Cover the seed with about 1.5mm (1/16in) of compost and water lightly with a fine-rose watering can. If only a few plants are required sow two seeds into a 7.5cm (3in) pot and after germination remove the smaller plant. The seeds generally germinate in about 7 to 14 days at…

How To Grow Lavender

…Growing Lavender from seed Most people prefer to buy pre-grown lavender plants, but if you are on a budget or enjoy a challenge then you can grow your own Lavender plants from seed. * Sow Lavender seeds from February to July on the surface of moist seed compost. * Cover the seeds with a sprinkling…

How to grow mushrooms

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…I sowed sweet peas into those cardboard like pots (tiny) and they have grown really big - do I leave them in the cardboard pots when I re-pot them and how big a pot do I pot them up into? When can they go into the garden? * Sue - T&M Horticultural Expert * Hi Annie, in theory you are supposed to be…

What to do in your garden to encourage wildlife

…as these can choke nestlings. Find out what to feed birds with our Bird article. * There's still time to sow wildflower seeds to attract pollinating insects to your garden. Read our 'How to sow wildflower seeds' article for tips and advice. * When planting up your containers and hanging baskets…

How to grow Broad Beans

…varieties from a spring sowing. * Broad Bean ‘Imperial Green Longpod’ - Expect up to 9 beans per pod from this high yielding variety. How to grow Broad Beans from seed. When to sow Broad Beans Broad Beans are normally sown in the spring from February to April. However some varieties…

How to Grow Chilli Peppers

…of warmth to germinate so invest in a heated propagator for the windowsill or use a warm airing cupboard and cover with a plastic bag. Sow Chilli pepper seeds on the surface of a moist, free-draining, seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a…

How To Grow Sweet Peas

…good quality compost and sow several sweet pea seeds to a pot. Sow them about 1cm deep, cover the seed with compost and water them well. If sowing Sweet Pea seed seems like too much effort you could always buy sweet pea plug plants. Place them in a bright position and when the shoots appear keep an…

How to grow Runner Beans

…rooted in to their pots, and keeping a close eye on the weather to ensure that all risk of frost has passed. In most parts of the UK, this will be from around the end of May. Direct sowing outdoors: Alternatively you can sow Runner Bean seed directly in the ground outdoors from May to July. Sow them…

How to Grow Onions and Shallots

to sow shallot and onion seeds If you prefer to grow your onions and shallots from seed then these can be direct sown outdoors in spring as the soil begins to warm up. Sow seed thinly at a depth of 1cm (½") and a distance of 30cm (12") between rows on any firm, well drained soil in full sun. When

Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter

to crop well into summer! Be sure to remove the flowers to prevent it running to seed. 5. Broad Beans Autumn sown broad beans can be harvested in spring up to a month earlier than spring sown plants. Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia' is one of the best for autumn sowings, being particularly quick to

Flowers | How To Gardening Guides & Tips

…supports to create an impressive column of colour. Find out how to grow sweet peas... How To Sow Wild Flower Seeds Wild flowers are important in supporting our native insects and animals, making a pretty and colourful addition to the garden. Find out how to sow wild flower seeds... How To Plant…

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…there, wash pots and seed trays to help prevent diseases such as 'damping off' infecting your young plants. Ventilate your greenhouse well over the next couple of days so it dries thoroughly. 4. Sow seeds that need a longer season In January and February you can start to sow seeds of plants which…

Top 10 cut flowers to grow at home

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to grow asparagus.... How To Grow Basil Basil is such a useful herb to have in the kitchen and it's really easy to grow from seed. It can even be grown close at hand on your kitchen windowsill for the summer. Find out how to grow Basil.... How To Grow Broad Beans Broad Bean seeds are cheap, easy to

Gardening Videos for Beginners

…handy video to find out how to plant bulbs and Begonia tubers. View the video here... How to Sow Small Seeds Sowing seeds is a cost effective way to produce lots of plants. Small seeds can be particularly challenging so we've made a video with some handy tips to help you sow small seeds. View the…

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…back to you during her next gardening Q&A session. Q&A from 22/08/2014 * How to take Rose cuttings. * sowing seeds in cells vs. trays. * Which Green Manure to use. * Pruning Apple and Cherry trees. * Planting suggestions for privacy. Q&A from 08/08/2014 * How to renovate a border. * How to control…

Top 10 Plug Plants

to beds, borders, baskets, Flower Pouches® and just about any patio container you can think of! Producing a long-lasting display of bright and showy flowers, Begonia plants keep going until the first frosts. 2. Petunia Petunias can be fiddly to raise from seed but Petunia plug plants are easy to