Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

If you have. What have you sown?                                                                            Thinking of sowing my next week. Aubergines, Celery, Peppers, spring onions, peas.

Then the last week in Feb sow, Tomatoes, cucumber, courgettes, sweetcorn and swedes. Then some more of the same in march.  This will all take over my kitchen until they can go outside. ha ha. Im in the south east, What do you think? too early?



  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    Sweet peas, Begonia so far. Will be sowing lobelia the end of this month. Mainly sow in march however. I'm not sure if its too early I often find things this time of year struggle with lack of light and become leggy. I'm growing the begonia seeds under lights at the minute.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,935

    I've not sown any seeds yet, have spuds chitting though. Probably won't start until March and then the heated propogator comes out.

  • I was thinking of sowing a few on Sunday. It can't hurt can it image 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,504

    I'm going to try starting a few chilli and sweet pepper seeds in my new homemade propagator in a week or two as they need a long growing season.  I'll only sow a quarter of the seeds though, just in case they don't survive transfer to my unheated conservatory.  That's much warmer than the cold greenhouse but not sure it will be good enough.  I have plenty of seed this year so it's worth the risk I think. 

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,504

    Good advice there Mike!  A tray chock full of leggy seedlings that you didn't have time to prick out is neither use nor ornament as they will rarely grow into decent plants.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I've started Onions, Sweet Peppers, chillies, Basil, The dwarf Tomatoes that I have space to keep warm and catmint in the hope that will keep my cat from batting the rest of the seedlings.

    I think it might be a bit soon for cucumbers especially because you don't usually get many seeds to use for back ups.

  • Chilli peppers are in. No signs of life yet but the seeds are a little (lot) past their optimum. Wait and see I guess. Plenty of time to re do them. My windowsills will soon look like a greenhouse. Maybe that will gee on my  h2b to clear some of our jungle for a greenhouse. 

  • Only onions and Chillies so far, going well so far

  • Currently sitting on my hands - I always start off seeds too early. Good advice above. I am  not going to start too early this year. I repeat I am not going to start too early this year...image

  • I've sown tomatoes chilli and sweet peas in trays sitting nicely on the window sill. I've also grown potatoes in a bag as an experiment but will grow the rest directly on the allotment, chitting very nicely at the moment.

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