Sowing seeds

How to sow seeds

To sow seeds on balconies you’ll need the following materials:

  • Sowing trays, or pots (see then containers in the following section)
  • Soil. Seedless topsoil can be bought in garden centers.
  • Seedless compost.
  • Gravel, bigger than the holes of the pots or containers.
  • Organic or biodynamic seeds (refer to GrowIn’ schedule for the periods during which to sow).

To start sowing fill your sowing tray with seedless compost. Dig a little bit. You should dig enough so that you can add on the seed an amount of soil equal to the seed’s height (which is often very small). Press very gently the soil so that it gets well around the seed. Then water your soil a little bit, taking care not to uncover the seeds.

One Comment

  1. Posted April 1, 2014 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    just a question Nick .I will be binyug my tomato plants from garden centre this year and want to know how ,and should, I use fish blood and bone?Is it an alternative to Tomorite or other brand tomato feeds,or should it be used together with that..Im particularly wary of OVER feeding or feeding too early..i.e big plants ,big flowers -but no fruits .Id be obliged if you could advise me. kind regards

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