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- How to transplant seedlings (Pricking out)
Once seedlings germinate and have their first true leaves they will be ready to prick out (‘pricking out’ is simply gardeners’ jargon for transplanting seedlings into larger trays or pots).
- How to look after your seedlings
Seeds, like all growing things, need warmth, oxygen and moisture to survive. When we sow indoors all the warmth and moisture a seed gets is down to us to provide, so keeping the right temperature and watering wisely is key.
- Sow Seed Indoors
While there is still a risk of frost many vegetable and flower seeds are more successful when they are sown indoors. Growing flowers from seed lets you choose the colour and variety you want in the quantities you need. If you only want 20 plants it’s easy to sow that amount.
- March is the start of some busy sowing months
March is traditionally the start of some busy sowing months when greenhouse shelves and sunny windowsills begin to fill up with seed trays and young plants! Sowing times vary across the country; conditions in the north of the UK will vary from those in the warmer south so however tempted you are to sow seeds outside, if your soil is still waterlogged it's better to wait a few weeks to be certain of germination. But you can still get an early start with flowers for the borders or salads and vegetables in the kitchen garden by sowing into modules.