Growing vegetable seeds

Always check the seed packet to make sure that you sow at the correct depth and position in the garden. Keep a close watch on your seeds, never allow compost to dry out.  If in a dark location, at first sign of germination remove the tray or pot to full light, but warm and not in full sun.

Once seedlings are large enough to handle (normally when first set of true leaves have developed from the first two seed leaves), they can be gently transplanted to other containers or cell trays for growing on.

View Russell & Sarah Heath’s guide to growing vegetable & salad crops.

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