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Sowing seed

UK Garden Centre - Tips on sowing seed

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Not too early, not too deeply and not too thickly are the golden rules. Proper timing is extremely important. The calendars here will give you approximate times but your own soil and weather conditions must determine the precise time. Seeds will germinate only when the temperatures are high enough to allow growth to begin – sowing in wet and near-freezing soil is bound to lead to disaster.
Mark out the row with a length of taut string. With a stick, trowel or the edge of a hoe draw out the drill to the depth recommended for the vegetable to be sown. Feel the soil at the bottom of the drill – if it is dry, water gently through the rose of a watering can. Sow seed as thinly as you can along the row. Do not do this directly from the packet – place some seeds in the palm of your hand and gently sprinkle between thumb and forefinger. Fine seed should be mixed with sand before sowing.
When the drill has been sown, cover the seed by gently replacing the soil with the back of a rake. If you are not skilled at this operation it is better to forget the textbooks and push the soil back with your fingers. Firm gently but do not water. If the weather is dry then cover the surface with newspaper.
The recent technique of fluid sowing allows you to give vegetables an early start. The seeds are germinated indoors on moistened paper and then they are mixed with a jelly-like material. The usual base is fungicide-free wallpaper paste, and the sticky mixture is poured into a plastic squeezy bottle and the nozzle replaced. Alternatively a small plastic bag can be used with one small corner cut off to form a ‘nozzle’. Squeeze out the jelly/seed mix along the drill and cover with soil in the usual way.
Large seeds, such as sweet corn, marrow and broad beans are sown in the drill or in holes dug with a trowel or dibber at the stations where they are to grow. It is usual to sow 2 or 3 seeds at each station, thinning all but the strongest seedling after germination.

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