Its that time of year when the winter is beginning to fade away, this is one of the busiest times of the year for the garden. The start of the sowing season. Sweet peas will be going into the pots in the next few days. The rest will follow on in the coming months. If planting seeds the sowing dates are a guide, most annuals will grow and flower for a certain amount of time until they exhaust themselves and die off, this is normal, so you can sow later on to have them flower later, for example if you have 2 packets of the same seeds and it gives the sowing date of March, sow the first at the start of March and then the second packet at the start of April, this way you will have a longer flowering period.
You do not need to have a Greenhouse to grow your seeds, a kitchen or bedroom window sill is just as good and will yield good results, Once pricked out and potted on remember to harden them off before putting outside. If your not sure then there is a guide to sowing seeds in the guide section.
Most seeds are easy to grow, there are some however that are a little tricky and need a little more than just chucking in a tray and waiting for them to grow. Always read the instructions on the packet and if your not sure, ask me or research it before you start. The same goes for any plant you want to buy from a garden center. We can all make that impulse buy, read the label and follow what it says in regards to planting. Research if your not sure.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.