Ignore the chilly February weather – spring’s almost here! As the light returns and spring
bulbs poke their heads above the ground, it’s time to start sowing seeds for this summer’s
flowers and vegetable crops. Here’s what to sow in February.
Sow lobelia and begonia seeds indoors in a heated propagator to give you pots filled with
colour this summer. Towards the end of the month, you can also start sowing greenhouse
tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers in a propagator for those delicious summer salads.
Sow sweet peas in root trainers in a cool greenhouse or cold frame, or just on a sunny
windowsill. Get a head start on your brassica crops by sowing cauliflower, summer cabbage
and sprouts in a greenhouse. Sow leeks under glass now too, as they need a long growing
In mild areas, you can even start sowing broad beans, spring onions and spinach directly
into the soil under cloches or fleece. Just remember to put the cloches out a few weeks
before sowing, to warm the soil.
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