Sow seeds in January

I am so excited to get back into the garden with my new tools I got for christmas and the big ideas I’ve been mulling over since last spring!

Every day I tweet a job to do in preparation for spring; it’s important to not get overwhelmed by the incredible growth that seems to happen all at once. Follow me @eogardening.

An easy job to start the year off well is sowing seeds. There are a few seeds that will need a longer growing period that you should sow now in propagating trays in the greenhouse or on the windowsill indoors.

My top 5 flowers to begin with are:

  1. The classic sweet pea. I like varieties such as ‘Anniversary’ or ‘Hi-scent’ but as ever, it’s your choice!
  2. Cleome ‘Colour Mix’
  3. Antirrhinum ‘Royal Bride’
  4. Lobelia erinus ‘Cascade Mixed’
  5. Laurentia ‘Avant-Garde Blue’

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Don’t forget the vegetable plot starts now too! Tomatoes e.g. Gardener’s Delight, Costoluto Fiorentino and Red Grape Sugar Plum can be sown now. Along with broad beans such as Masterpiece or Stereo.

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