How to Sow Vegetable Seeds
Make sure the compost is at room temperature before you sow. Bring it into the greenhouse a day or two before use to allow it to warm up. This encourages faster germination.
It’s not a good idea to use rainwater collected from the roof of the house or the greenhouse to water seedlings. It can spread a number of pests and diseases.
Keep a full watering can in the greenhouse and allow the water to reach room temperature before using.
Always check the instructions on the seed packet for the right advice about the plants you are growing.
Fill several clean 7.5cm (3 in) flowerpots with Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost. Lightly firm down. Water the compost using a watering can with a fine rose (nozzle) attachment.
Sow the seed directly onto the compost surface, spacing it as evenly as possible. Sprinkle a thin layer of compost over the top. Label carefully with the plant variety and the date.
Large seeds can be sown individually in small pots. Make a hole with a dibber or pencil and drop the seed into it. Cover over with compost.
Water gently and keep in a frost-free place until the seeds start to sprout and grow.