Indoors or under glass

Indoors or under glass continued

  • Sow antirrhinum seeds in a propagator – these plants need a long growth period before flowering, so sow now for good results
  • Start growing begonia, geranium and dianthus from seed indoors, as these are slower to flower
  • Sow lobelia under glass in gentle heat, for beds, containers and hanging baskets in the warmer months
  • Start sweet peas off in gentle heat this month
  • Sow celeriac and celery in a heated propagator
  • Grow your favourite herbs on your windowsill to bring colour and fragrance into your kitchen and provide fresh greens all year round
  • Carry on with exhibition onion seeds - sow these now to give the bulbs time to grow as big as possible. Sow onion seeds in module trays and place in a propagator until germination
  • Grow salad leaves, cauliflower, spring onions and spinach on a bright windowsill indoors, for tasty early greens
  • Sow broad beans in pots now, if you live in a mild area. Place them in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse


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  • Put your new year enthusiasm to good use by cleaning pots, tools, water butts and greenhouses in preparation for spring
  • Tidy up perennials. Cut down the stems of old plants - be careful of any new growth
  • Prepare the ground for early peas. Place a cloche over the soil this month, to help warm up the ground for a few weeks before sowing
  • Plan your vegetable plot. Consider good crop rotation to prevent pests and diseases building up in the soil
  • Cut back ornamental grasses. Clip the old foliage before new growth begins - cut back to within a few centimetres of the ground
  • Draw up a garden plan to help decide the quantities of each seed you need
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