The weather is still unpredictable but if you have a space where you can keep seeds warm and protect seedlings from the frost, there are some plants you can sow now for flowers later this year.
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Preparing the Garden For Winter
Winter is almost here, and there are some tasks you can do now to help prepare for the next growing season. Despite the cold and wet weather, it is worth getting outside and preparing for winter.
Heated Propagation Bench temperature control and sowing seeds – vlog
It’s still cold and a risk of frost remains but it is time to sow seeds. As March progresses more seeds can be sown but a little heat can help germination.
5 Seeds to Sow in March in the UK
March is a busy time in the garden here in the UK. Temperatures are going up, and more seeds can be sown. It is important not to rush to sow your seeds unless you can protect them from the frost that can still hit the UK until the end of May. All of the seeds which could be sown in February are suitable for sowing in March with a few additions such as summer cabbage and chard.
DIY Heated Propagation Bench
Sometimes seeds need a little help to get started, and a heated propagation bench can help seeds germinate when temperatures are still on the cold side. The ideal temperature for seed germination depends on what plant you are trying to grow, but most like warm soil to get them off to a good start. A…
It’s been snowing this week, but I still wanted to sow some seeds. So I headed into my greenhouse and pulled together a short YouTube video. In this video I start sowing seeds for this year’s crop of sprouts, cucumber, peas and spinach If you like the video, please like, comment and subscribe to my…
What Seeds to Sow in February in the UK
Even with the cold weather, some seeds can be sown in February to get a jump start on the year if you can keep them undercover and with a little warmth. Propagators and greenhouses offer some protection from frost, but a window sill which catches the sun can be just as good. I have a…
Rain Water Collection in the Garden
When you spend time in your garden you start to feel that little bit closer to nature. I have done my best to be as organic as possible in my veg patch but I still consume a lot of shop brought compost as well as use a lot of water from the garden tap. Collecting…
Plans for 2020 and tasks for January
January isn’t the most interesting month in the gardeners calendar but it is an important one. January is a time to plan ahead and get things ready for the season to come. I’ve pulled together a video talking through my plans for 2021 and tasks for the month. Please head over to my YouTube channel…
Looking back and learning from 2020
Gardening has been a growing part of my life quite a few years now. Each year I like to take the time to reflect on the things I’ve learnt and will apply in the next season. Potato Grow Bags – I have grown potatoes for as long as I can remember. In previous years I…