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Seeds in Humberside

Growing plants from seeds is so rewarding. You settle them nicely in trays in some good soil and after a few days, see the fruits of your efforts when those tiny leaves start showing. If you like the idea of starting to grow seeds, then visit The Garden Centre Guide, where you will find not only all the garden centres close to where you live, but also the enormous variety of seeds each of these centres offer for you to choose from.

Although many seeds are grown indoors, there are many annuals, biennials, herbaceous plants as well as vegetables that can be grown very successfully in your garden. Sowing seeds outdoors where they will be growing permanently is perfect for those gardeners who do not have enough inside space for propagators or trays. Following is a short guide on how to grow seeds outdoors in Humberside.

What you need to start sowing seeds in Humberside

The essentials for growing seeds in your garden, is to prepare a good bed that is weed-free, with a surface texture of crumbly soil. These beds will be suitable for growing vegetables like carrots, beans, peas and onions, and flowers such as foxglove, sunflowers, Californian poppies, nasturtiums, and many others.

When to sow your seeds

Planting time varies with different plant types, so make sure to check the sowing instructions on the seed packet as to when is the best time to sow those specific seeds.

How to sow seeds

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to grow your own seeds. Many plants scatter their seeds and they start growing where they fall, as long as they have warmth and moisture. However, the following tips will make sure that your seed-sowing venture is a great success!

• Dig beds over before sowing, to allow the soil to settle. You can double-dig new beds if you want to, but it’s usually enough to simply turn the soil over to the depth of a spade
• Cover the bed with a double layer of fleece or some plastic to keep weeds at bay and to help warm up the soil in early spring
• Uncover the bed when you’re ready to sow. Rake the surface of the soil to create a crumbly texture, and remove any debris and weeds
• Place a stake or cane across the soil of the bed and push it down lightly to create a shallow depression, the depth of which should be as per the instructions on the seed packet. The spacing of these depressions will also be indicated on the seed packet. You can also use a small hoe or the corner of a rake to make these depressions
• Water the row before sowing, rather than over the top of the seeds once they’re sown
• Scatter the seeds thinly at the bottom of the depression, taking care to not scatter too many at once, since they will need to be thinned out later on, to the spacing as per instructions on the seed packet.
• Using a rake, gently cover the seeds and refill the depression
• Stick the seed packet into the soil at the end of the row as an indication of what was sown in that row
• Cover the area using a single layer of fleece. To prevent it from blowing away in the wind, push the edges of the fleece into the soil
• Water the area during dry weather

Now that you know what, when and how to grow seeds outdoors, all you need to do to is visit The Garden Centre Guide, do a quick search for the garden centres in Humberside, browse through the huge variety of seeds they have to offer, and start shopping for the those you want to grow in your garden.

Alfords Garden Centre

Grimsby Road Laceby
Grimsby, DN37 7DY

Allandale Nurseries

Great Gutter Lane Willerby
Hull, HU10 6DP

Atwick Mill Plant Centre

Atwick Road
Hornsea, HU18 1EL

B&Q Bridlington

Besingby Road
Bridlington, YO15 3PE

B&Q Hull - Ferry Lane

Ferry Lane, Stoneferry Road, Kingston upon Hull
Hull, HU7 0DJ

B&Q Hull - St Andrews Quay

St Andrews Quay, Clive Sullivan Way
Kingston upon Hull, HU3 4SA

Bell Cross Nurseries

Howden
Goole, DN14 7TQ

Bell Mills Garden Centre

Bell Mills Skerne Road
DRIFFIELD, YO25 6XL

California Gardens

Boothferry Road
Howden, DN14 7TF

Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre

324 Hull Road, Woodmansey
Beverley, HU17 0RU

Cranswick Garden Centre

Burn Butts Lane Cranswick
Driffield, YO25 9JJ

Crown Garden Centre

Doncaster Road
Goole, DN14 0JW

Dales Garden Centre

Long Lane
Beverley, HU17 0RN

Dutch Imports Garden Centre

3 Alfred Street English Street
Hull, HU3 2DF

Eastfield garden centre

Easton road
Bridlington, YO16 4XF

Evergreens Garden Centre

119 Main Road
HULL, HU11 4AB

G Tune & Son

56 Fieldside
Scunthorpe, DN17 4HH

Gilberdyke Garden Centre

Scalby Lane Gilberdyke
Brough, HU15 2UJ

Greens Garden Centre

Ring Beck, Ellerker
Brough, HU15 2DD

Homebase Grimsby

Victoria Street
Grimsby, DN31 1NT

Homebase Hull

Sainsburys Way
Hessle, HU13 9NT

Homebase Hull Willerby

Willerby Shopping Centre Beverley Road
Kingston Upon Hull, HU10 6FE

Hornsea Garden Centre

Hornsea Road Sigglesthorne
Hull, HU11 5QL

Norburns Plant Centre

Station Road
Grimsby, DN36 5HY

Pennells Garden Centre

Humberston Road
Grimsby, DN36 4RW

Ponderosa Garden Centre

60 Woodlands Rd
Hull, HU5 5EF

Premier Koi Burstwick

Springfield Water Garden Centre Burtswick
Hull, HU12 9HA

Sandhill Garden Centre

Wyton road, Preston
Hull, HU12 8TY

Scawby Gardens

The Hall, Vicarage Lane
Brigg, DN20 9LX

Silica Lodge Garden Centre

8 Scotter Road
Scunthorpe, DN17 2BN

Skirlaugh Garden & Aquatic Centre

Hull Road
Hull, HU11 5AH

Stag View Garden Centre

Crab Tree Lane
Hull, HU11 5AJ

The Old Garden Store

180 Beverley Road
Hull, HU3 1UP

Twinacre Nurseries

121 Castle Road
Cottingham, HU16 5JF

Wheldons Nurseries

89 Thearne Lane
Beverley, HU17 0SA

Wilkinson Bull Ring

6 Bull Ring Lane
Bull Ring, DN31 1EB

Wilkinson Castleford

Carlton Street
Castleford, WF10 1BE