Growing from Seed


Growing plants from seed is an economical way to grow a wide variety of plants, some of which may not be available at your local nursery. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your young plants will not be subjected to diseases and pests that can sometimes accompany a plant bought from a garden centre.

In this section, we take a look at buying seeds and seedlings, along with some in-depth guides to planting seeds both indoors and out.

Buying Seeds & Seedlings
Your guide to buying seeds, with advice on storage and a look at the variety of seed formats.
Sowing Seeds Indoors
Step-by-step guides to growing half-hardy and tender plants from seed.
Sowing Seeds Outdoors
Find out how to grow hardy perennials, annuals and vegetables outside by drill or broadcast sowing.