The Grow Your Own Food Challenge: Seeds

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New Year’s Resolutions, we all fall into the trap…

And we all find ourselves going back on them, whether it be one week down the line or four months. So, you’ve made another promise to yourself this year?

Here’s an idea. Forget that resolution. Here’s another idea. Get online or pop to your local store and pick up a 30cm pot. Finally, you’ll need some soil…

See how well you get on growing your own food

I’m not saying that you should jump right in there and start a farm. If you have a garden that gets about 8 – 10 hours of sunshine a day, a patio, balcony or a windowsill – set your pot up there.

Follow this by filling it with potting compost and then leave that for a moment.

Now comes the fun part. Head over to any of the links below and have a gander. If you live in a city like Bristol, we have a great little seed swap event happening which you can find a link to here. Well worth popping along to and all of the guys there know their stuff.

Thompson and Morgan    Real Seed Catalogue

Suttons    Dobies    Marshalls Seeds

What plants should I grow?

We’ll skip the difficult veg for now. Things like chilli plants, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and spring greens are ideal. In a 30cm pot you can grow one large chilli, pepper or tomato plant (so choose a really tasty variety), or you can scatter leafy green seeds across the surface and set up your own little windowsill garden space (I’ve written a piece about that here).

That’s all you need to do for now

Yep. I probably don’t need to tell you that January isn’t the best time for plants. February, on the other hand, has longer days and warmer temperatures – so we’ll start sowing our plants then. In the meantime, why not take a look at the reviews, recipes and more that I have across the blog?

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