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Seeds to Sow in February

Although February is still too cold to sow many seeds directly into the soil outside, there are still plenty of seeds you can start to grow inside. If you have a propagator or greenhouse, this is ideal. But if not, then a warm and bright window sill works well too.

Once the weather starts to warm up and your seeds have grown into young plants they can then be planted outside into your garden or vegetable plot.

It’s a great time to plant vegetable seeds such as peppers and onions as well as beautiful flowers such as Salvias and Cosmos.

From mid-February onwards here is our list of top seeds to sow indoors:

Tender Vegetables- Starting off now indoors is the perfect way to maximise the growing life but need to ensure temperatures are at least 10’C before transferring outside.  Aubergines and tomatoes grow fast and can be sown later to avoid having a triphid on your windowsill.

  • Aubergines   
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Chillies
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes


Hardy Vegetables – The ability to survive a freeze, frost or a cold snap.  Starting their growth inside will help establish their growth and when ready you can transfer outside without the worry of waiting for the weather to warm up.

  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Spinach


Flower Seeds

As these are Tender Flowers please ensure the temperature guidelines are followed on the back of packets

  • Cosmos
  • Salvias
  • Busy Lizzies
  • Lavender
  • Dahlias
  • Sweet Peas


What you will need

  • Seed trays, module trays or pots with drainage holes
  • Seed sowing compost
  • Seeds
  • Hand Trowel
  • Cling film/ glass or a heated propagator with lid


See our Tips for Sowing Seeds Article for a step by step guide

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