Is 2021 the year you will start growing more from seed? Midsummer is a great time of year to start seed sowing. You might begin with microgreens to ease into the rhythms of watering on a daily basis, or you could go straight to salad greens and flowers.
Benefits of growing your garden from seed include saving money, growing in bulk with ease, staggering crops so you get just what you want a little at a time, and then there's the joy of picking out unusual varieties that garden centres just don't stock.
Would you like to grow more from seed?
2020 - the year for a kitchen garden revival
Covid lockdowns saw so many people take to their gardens and making great use of the time at home. If you got into kitchen gardening back in autumn, you'll be discovering there is ongoing planning, weeding, planting and harvesting through the year. Now is a good time to get that soil so well covered that you when you water your plants, it won't evaporate into thin air.
There's a subtle nuance to seed sowing, if you are interested in following the biodynamic moon calendar. I've been using this system for a few years now, but often let the weather and my schedule override the calendar. Bit by bit I'm starting to track whether it makes all that much difference.
If you'd like to plant along with me, then here's a handy reference, I've put the dates of the ascending moon phase for this month onto a sheet with enough room for you to write in what you are planting.
More help with seed sowing
If you'd like extra tips on seed sowing techniques, then take a look at these options for learning:
- For beginners, the free online course on growing microgreens.
- The Blue Borage Seed Sowing Course
- Get the Seed Sowing Course as part of the Summer School bundle
- Public pop up workshops - book me to come and teach in your workplace or for your church, school or community group.
Good luck your seed sowing,