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Seeds in Lincolnshire

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 Lincolnshire.

What you need to start sowing seeds in Lincolnshire

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 Lincolnshire, browse through the huge variety of seeds they have to offer, and start shopping for the those you want to grow in your garden.

Anwick Garden Centre

Church Lane Anwick
Sleaforoad, NG34 9SS

B&Q Boston

The Westridge Centre, New Hammond Road
Boston, PE21 7JD

B&Q Grantham

Grantham Retail Park, London Road
Grantham, NG31 6EN

B&Q Grimsby

Peakes Parkway, Robinson Street West
Grimsby, DN32 9AW

B&Q Lincoln

Beevor Street off Tritton Road
Lincoln, LN6 7DJ

B&Q Louth

Belvoir Road
Louth, LN11 0LQ

B&Q Scunthorpe

Gallagher Retail Park, 2 Doncaster Road, Gunness
Scunthorpe, DN15 8GR

B&Q Skegness

Wainfleet Road
Skegness, PE25 2EP

B&Q Spalding

Unit 1, Holland Markets, Winfrey Avenue
Spalding, PE11 1RQ

Barn Nursery & Tea Room

Five Mile Lane Washingborough
Lincoln, LN4 1AF

Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre

High Road, Weston
Spalding, PE12 6JU

Belton Garden Centre

Belton
Grantham, NG32 2LN

Birchgrove Garden Centre

Surfleet Road Pinchbeck
Spalding, PE11 3XY

Blue Diamond Festival Garden Centre

Springfields Outlet Village
Spalding, PE12 6ET

Brigg Garden Centre-British Garden Centres

Bigby High Road
Brigg, DN20 9HE

Bucknell Farm Garden Centre

Bucknell Farm Scotter Common
Gainsborough, DN21 3JF

Chapel Garden Centre

Skegness Road Chapel St Leonards
Skegness, PE24 5UB

Chestnut Farm Shop

A17 Main Road Gedney
Spalding, PE12 0BW

Claptons Garden Centre

96 Harrowby Lane
Grantham, NG31 6NZ

Cottage Nurseries

Thoresthorpe
Alford, LN13 0HX

Crowders Garden Centre

Lincoln Road
Horncastle, LN9 5LZ

Crowland Garden Centre

Postland Road, Crowland
Peterborough, PE6 0JB

Dembleby Plant Centre

Dembleby
Sleaford, NG34 0EL

Dobbies Garden Centres Boston

Wainfleet Road, Fishtoft
PE21 9RZ, United Kindom

Dobbies Garden Centres Peterborough

Phorpres Way
Hampton, PE7 8NY

Downtown Garden Centre

6 Mossdale Close, A1
Grantham, NG318fq

Ermine Cottage Nurseries

Heath Road Coleby
Lincoln, LN5 0AR

F A Cropley & Son

Shenlea, Main Road
Boston, PE22 0TZ

Fair Gardens Plant Centre

Cleatham Road
Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4JR

Fairgardens Plant Centre

Cleatham Road
Gainsborough, DN21 4JR

Four Seasons Garden Centre

London Road
Sleaford, NG34 8NY

G Smith Garden Maintenance

The Farthings High Street
Martin, LN4 3QY

Gainsborough Home & Garden

Lea Road
Gainsborough, DN21 1AF

Glenside Nurseries

Glenside South
Spalding, PE11 3NP

Greenways Garden Ornaments

Greenways, Louth Road
Alford, LN13 0NH

Grimsby Garden Centre

Grimsby Garden Centre, Grimsby Road Laceby, Grimsby Road Laceby
Grimsby, DN37 7DY

Hillfield Nursery

1 Slate Drift
Stamford, PE9 3PG

Homebase Boston

Alban Retail Park, Grantham Rd
Boston, PE21 7NN

Homebase Grantham

Dysart Road
Grantham, NG31 7NP

Homebase Lincoln

4 The Sidings
Lincoln, LN6 7TP

Homebase Scunthorpe

Lakeside Retail Park, Queensway
Scunthorpe, DN16 3UA

Homebase Sleaford

Shoreham Road
Sleaford, NG34 7AQ

Homebase Stamford

Ryhall Road
Stamford, PE9 1TX

J Cunnington

7 Swindlers Drove
Spalding, PE12 6BS

Johnsons Garden Centre

Wainfleet Road
Boston,, PE21 9RZ

KRN House Plants

A16, Fotherby
Louth, LN11 0TG

Larkspur Nursery

Holbeach Drove
SPALDING, PE12 0SD

Lincoln Fields Nursery

Ludborough Road
Grimsby, DN36 5RF

Living Gardens

Unit 13 Stirlin Court, Saxilby Enterprise Park, Skellingthorpe Road
Lincoln, LN1 2LR

Longmates Nurseries

Old Brewery Cottage, Sausthorpe Road
Spilsby, PE23 4JJ

Louth Garden Centre

Legbourne Road
Louth, LN11 8LQ

Lyndhurst Garden Centre

Skegness Road, Burgh-Le-Marsh, Burgh-Le-Marsh
Skegness, PE24 5AA

Mandy's Plants & Garden Centre

Ailby House
Alford, LN13 0EE

Millstone Garden Centre

Cheapside
Grimsby, DN37 0HX

Pennells Garden Centres

Newark Road
Lincoln, LN6 9NT

Plant Lovers

Candlesby House, Scremby Road
Spilsby, PE23 5RU

Potbelly Nursery & Aquatics Centre

79 Walkerith Road
Gainsborough, DN21 3DB

R Proctor

184 Fleet Road, Fleet
Spalding, PE12 8LE

Rainbow Landscaping Centre

London Road
Boston, PE20 1PX

Rasells Nurseries

Station Road
Grantham, NG33 4RA

Riseholmes Plant Centre

Riseholme Lincoln
Lincoln, LN2 2LG

Rosedale Farm & Nurseries

Rosedale, Chapel Drove
Spalding, PE12 0PT

Rudies Roots Nurseries

Scothern Road
Nettleham, LN2 2TU

Ruskington Garden Centre

Newton Lane Ruskington
Sleaford, NG34 9EB

Scothern Nurseries Plant Centre

8 Dunholme Road
Lincoln, LN2 2UD

Shamrock Nurseries

St. Peters Lane
Mablethorpe, LN12 2PJ

Silverwood Garden Centre

Brownsgate
Long Sutton, PE12 9AD

Stamford Garden & Leisure Centre

Road End Farm Toll Bar Great Casterton
Stamford, PE9 4BB

Swines Meadow Farm Nursery

47 Towngate East
Peterborough, PE6 8LQ

The Garden Yard

Union Street, Stoke Rochford, Stoke Rochford
Grantham, NG33 5NZ

Threekingham Nursery

Saltersway Threekingham
Sleaford, NG34 0AU

Townleys Garden Centre

Main Rd
Spilsby, PE23 4BY

True's Garden Centre

Potterhanworth Road Heighington
Lincoln, LN4 1RR

Trusthorpe Garden Centre

Sutton Road
Mablethorpe, LN12 2PH

Westshores Nurseries

82 West Street
Scunthorpe, DN15 9QF

Whisby Garden Centre

Whisby Road
lincoln, LN6 9BY

Wickes Boston

WEST STREET
BOSTON, PE21 8QN

Wickes Grantham

Gonerby Road
Grantham, Ng31 8Hx

Wickes Grimsby

Unit A, Alexandra Retail Park
Grimsby, Dn31 1Sg

Wickes Lincoln

Outer Circle Road
Lincoln, Ln2 4Hu

Wickes Scunthorpe

Glebe Road
Scunthorpe, Dn15 6Af

Wilkinson Ashby

Unit 2, The Broadway
Ashby, DN16 2SN

Wilkinson Boston

Silver Street
Boston, PE21 6QX

Wilkinson Brigg

Cary Lane, Brigg
Brigg, DN20 8EY

Wilkinson Cleethorpes

48 St Peters Avenue
Cleethorpes, DN35 8HP

Wilkinson Gainsborough New

Units 11/12
Gainsborough New, DN21 2HA

Wilkinson Grantham

4 The Pantiles
Grantham, NG31 6EQ

Wilkinson Grimsby

48-52 Freeman Street
Grimsby, DN32 7AG

Wilkinson Lincoln

Waterside South
Lincoln, LN5 7EU

Wilkinson Louth

124 Eastgate
Louth, LN11 9AA

Wilkinson Scunthorpe

Unit 153, The Parishes Shopping Centre
Scunthorpe, DN15 6QU

Wilkinson Shrewsbury

Unit 40, Riverside Centre
Shrewsbury, SY1 1PJ

Wilkinson Skegness

Unit 25, The Hildreds Centre
Skegness, PE25 3NU

Wilkinson Spalding

Unit 1, Holland Markets
Spalding, PE11 1RQ

Wilkinson Stamford

44 High Street
Stamford, PE9 2BD

Woodthorpe Garden Centre-British Garden Centres

Woodthorpe
Alford, LN13 0DD

Wothorpe Nurseries

Bielefelder, Kettering Road
Stamford, PE9 3JJ