Growing straight from seeds is a really great way of making your garden look amazing. You have the satisfaction of watching your seed germinate and eventually look fantastic planted into beautiful hanging baskets or beds. Its economical too as it saves you spending more money on buying individual plugs later on.
What you need
What you need to plant your seeds
Seeds – Obviously the main thing you will need are the seeds themselves, but with hundreds of different varieties of vegetables and flowering seeds at the Bell Plantation all you have to do is come in and choose what you want.
A Seed tray – Planting in a seed tray is a cheap no- frills way of getting your seeds germinating, but is also one of the most effective ways. They allow you to plant large number of seeds in a relatively small space while providing good drainage for water to flow out the bottom. Sow your seeds in a tray and later plant them up into larger pots later. You can then easily re-use your trays for another batch.
Compost – Wetland seed growing compost is ideal as it gives sufficient nutrient levels for early development. It is fine graded that ensures good contact with seeds and a gentle nutrient base that feeds seedlings the first 3 weeks without damaging delicate roots.
Propagator – To give your seeds the best possible growth these little contraptions are great as they regulate the temperature of your seeds, promoting faster growth. They wont set you back much either – only about £15.99. If you want to go a bit more advanced you can buy heated propagators which really will give your seeds a kick-start.
There is loads more equipment you can use to plant seeds and many different ways you can do it. For more information please don’t hesitate to pop in and speak to one of our team or call 01327 354126.
Also, we have been inundated with eggs recently as our new chickens have just started laying. If you bring in an egg box we will give you half a dozen eggs for free (offer applies while stocks last).
Ashley Warren has lived and loved horticulture and agriculture all his life; he had his first greenhouse at the age of 10 and his first cow when he was 16. He started landscaping in 1984 mainly in Milton Keynes and then all over the country. He moved to Daventry Road Farmhouse in 1987 and has developed Bell Plantation Garden Centre in Towcester, Northants over the last 30 years.