Thinking about sowing seeds

Just part of the seed order... but many of the packs are less than £1 each.

Just part of the seed order... but many of the packs are less than £1 each.

We collected our seed order from the Rock Allotment trading centre last Sunday. A big bag of seeds for the garden this season, and in the future.

Ordering them via the allotment is very good value - they can be half the price of those in the shops. You don't even need to be an allotmenter - you can sign up as an associate member. 

The seed order goes in in early October and arrives by early February so it isn't instant gratification and it is easy to forget what you have ordered.

Other allotment societies might order them more often and they might arrive more quickly.


They don't look so exciting in their plain envelopes...

They don't look so exciting in their plain envelopes...

We also have a container of seeds either saved from the meadow last Summer and Autumn or from local allotments. And a special bee mix bought from the Botanic Gardens.


Higgeldy Garden, an online cut-flower-seed business, is very inspiring about what can be achieved in a small space, and especially in relatively narrow beds with grass between. Do take a look at their website. We hope we might have lots of flowers for picking this Summer.


Trying out hand-prepared very shallow prep of beds for seed sowing. We didn't want to lose top soil.

Trying out hand-prepared very shallow prep of beds for seed sowing. We didn't want to lose top soil.

We have started to make some small beds to try out seed sowing from March or so onwards. They can be sown alongside the main meadow beds. Watch this space!