When to plant seeds?

Hi all, living in the north of england the weather has been horrible, and most of the seeds i have sown have eitheir died or just not botherd. So i was wandering do i have to stick to the packets on when to sow seeds or can re-sow, any help would be great.

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  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    It has been a miserable year for seedlings. It will depend on the type of seeds, you can sow biennials now, hardy annuals can be sown in the autumn for early summer flowers. It is too late for tender plants but if you have a cold frame you could sow some hardy perennials for next year.

    I have just sown some more lettuce hoping for a warm autumn. 

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806
    Mandy2 wrote (see)

    Hi all, living in the north of england the weather has been horrible, and most of the seeds i have sown have eitheir died or just not botherd. So i was wandering do i have to stick to the packets on when to sow seeds or can re-sow, any help would be great.


    If you have sown seeds in the open ground that it has not been good-sometimes it is better to start them off in trays or modules

    As for whether you can sow now-that depends on what it is you want to grow-so a bit more info would help?

  • I have grown foxgloves, cosmos and lavatera recently and also ladybird poppies. But only the foxgloves will survive the winter. Winter salads here we come! I recommend tatsoi.
  • Mandy2Mandy2 Posts: 9

    sotongeoff i would like to grow flowers and veg, thanks everybody just gonna sow some seeds and see what happens image cant be any worse then the previous ones.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Mandy-before you do-can you say which ones-some may not get through the winter then you will be disappinted againimage

  • Mandy,  why not try some purple sprouting brocoli? We have just planted seeds (in pots) for the spring.  They will be planted out when they are about a foot tall and hopefully will survive the winter.   

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