Seeds To Sow In February

We have put together a list of all the seeds available at seednsow.co.uk that you can start sowing this month. There are so many delicious, organic vegetables you can start growing and some beautiful flowers!

We have even included some helpful growing tips for you!

Spinach

Grow your own fresh Spinach at home.  Perfect in our opinion with almost anything, such as pasta, salads, quiches, smoothies, and more!

When to sow: February to May and August to September, or indoors all year round!

When to harvest: 6 weeks after planting your seeds. 

 Growing tip: 

Spinach plants don’t like to be in a harsh, midday sun. If you would like a crop through the high summer months remember to pick a spot where they will be protected.

Carrot

Grow your own organic carrots. Perfect roasted, boiled and raw, used in soups, cakes and so much more!

When to sow: A hardy variety that can be grown all year round! 

When to harvest: Approximately 90 days between sowing and maturity.

 Growing tip: 

Carrots are prone to carrot fly if you know that they are a common occurrence in your area be sure to use a net over your containers or garden. Harvesting all your carrots at once can also help, as carrot fly is usually only an issue once you start harvesting.

Pea Sprouts

Pea Sprouts are so easy to grow, especially with kids because there are only a few weeks between sowing ad harvesting! They have a deliciously nutty flavour perfect for salads and stir-fries. 

When to sow: Can be sown indoors all year round!  

When to harvest: Harvest when they are 3-4 inches tall.  

Fun fact: Pea sprouts are high in fibre, rich in protein, and vitamins B3, B5 and B6!

Basil

Grow your own fresh, aromatic Basil at home.  Perfect for adding flavour to a variety of dishes, such as soups, sauces, salads, homemade pesto, and more!

When to sow: Sow outdoors February to June and indoors all year round!

 When to harvest: 50-75 days after planting your seeds. 

To create a full basil plant it will need to be pruned early on. When three sets of true leaves have appeared, there will be one on top and two sets on either side of the main stem. Once the two smaller sets start growing, you can cut off the main stem just above the set of leaves. Your plant should produce two more stems where the leaves are. When the new shoots are 4 inches long. Repeat this process on the new stems.

Top tip: Keep your basil plants on the dry side, and keep them sheltered from draughts. The key to a healthy basil plant is regular harvesting!

Broad Bean

Broad Beans are a great accompaniment to so many meals. They are also rich in folate and B vitamins.

When to sow: January to April and October to November.

 When to harvest: May to August.

Top Tip: Your board beans are ready to harvest if the scar on the edge of the bean should be green or white in colour. If it is black the beans are past their best and will be chewy when eaten.

Cucumber

What could be better than homegrown Cucumbers in your delicious summer salads! Organic Marketmore cucumbers are a popular, ridged, outdoor cucumber variety. 

When to sow: February to May. 

When to harvest: Approximately 12 weeks after planting.

Top Tip: Harvest your cucumbers early in the morning when it's cooler for better-tasting fruits.

Aubergine

Grow your own organic Black Beauty Aubergine from seed, they are delicious and have become increasingly popular in recent years. Aubergines taste great with other vegetables roasted, they also make a great pairing with lamb.

When to sow: October to February. 

When to harvest: Harvest from April onwards.

 Top tip: Mist the foliage regularly, preferably twice daily with tepid water to discourage red spider mite and help fruit set.

Red Onion and Onion - Start indoors this month!

Grow your own onions at home, an essential ingredient in every kitchen. This hytech onion variety has an attractive brown-skin bulb, it is also high yielding and suited perfectly for long-term storage. 

Grow your own fresh Red Onions at home. Red onions have a deep purple skin and a mild flavour. They are best served raw in salads, salsas and in burgers and sandwiches.  

When to sow: Start indoors in February, direct sow March to May.

When to harvest: Late Summer to Early Autumn.

 Top Tip: Keep an eye out for birds when you have first transplanted your onions as birds can be a problem lifting the new sets. You may need to cover them with fleece until the roots are established.

Lavender

When to sow: February to July.

 Plant type: Non-hardy Perennial.

 Top tip: Lavender can make for an interesting flavouring for cakes and other recipes, it is also well known for its relaxing properties and can be used in homemade candles, soaps and bath oils.

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas are easy to grow and will bring some wonderful colour to your garden. This variety has a dwarf habit so will reach 30cm and flower early. 

When to sow: October to November or Late January to April.

 Flower type: Annual.

When they begin flowering, remove dead flower heads as often as possible to stop your plants going to seed and no longer flowering.

Indoor Plant Varieties - Can be sown indoors all year round.

We have a very large range of beautiful house plant seeds.

Indoor plants are perfect for the urban gardener, and for anyone who wants to bring some of the outside in. Not only do they make your home look great, but many indoor plant varieties are also known for their ability to purify the air in your home!

All herb varieties can be grown on a sunny windowsill all year round. 

In these last few weeks, before the weather changes it’s great to grow some herbs indoors to bring some nature inside and switch up your meals with fresh ingredients, we have plenty to choose from at Seed n Sow! 

We hope this blog has been helpful and given you some inspiration for what seeds you can start this month and given you some ideas of what you can get up to next weekend in the garden!

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