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Seeds in North Yorkshire

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 North Yorkshire.

What you need to start sowing seeds in North Yorkshire

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

A & M Metcalfe Plant Centre

Byeland Gardens, Ebberston
Scarborough, YO13 9NY

Arcadia Garden Centre-British Garden Centres

Stokesley Road Newby
Middlesbrough, TS8 0AN

B&Q Harrogate

Oak Beck Road, Skipton Road
Harrogate, HG1 3HT

B&Q Northallerton

Yafforth Road
Northallerton, DL6 2XG

B&Q Scarborough

Seamer Road
Scarborough, YO12 4DJ

B&Q York

Clifton Moore Retail Park, Rawcliffe
York, YO30 4XU

Baldersby Garden Centre

Ripon Road Baldersby
Thirsk, YO7 4PS

Botanic

27 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TX

Breezy Knees Nurseries

Common Lane
Warthill, YO19 5XS

Browns Nursery

Corban Lane
York, YO32 2RD

Brunswick Organic Nursery

Appleton Road
York, YO23 2RF

Burniston Nurseries

Coastal Road
Scarborough, YO13 0DB

C & C Shed & Garden Centre

Unit 10 Station Road Brompton On Swale
Richmond, DL10 7SN

Cocker Garden Construction

57 Hob Moor Drive
York, YO24 4JU

Crimple Valley Garden Centre

Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG3 1EW

Dalby Nurseries

Manor Farm Warthill
York, YO19 5XP

Daleside Nurseries

Ripon Road Killinghall
Harrogate, HG3 2AY

David Smith Garden Centre

Butts Lane Hull Road Wilberfoss
York, YO41 5NT

David W Smith

Abernethy, Hull Road
York, YO41 5NT

Dean's Garden Centre

Stockton Lane
York, YO32 9UE

Deans Garden Centre

Stockton Lane Stockton-on-the-Forest
York, YO32 9UE

Deans Garden Centre

Mere Valley, Seamer Road
Scarborough, YO12 4DT

Dishforth Nursery Gardens

Topcliffe Road
Thirsk, YO7 3JT

Earth Garden Design

P.O Box 222 Pocklington
York, YO42 2WT

f tate and sons - Larkhill Nurseries

larkhill nurseries, studley road
Ripon, g4 2qr

Fiona's Florists

Ripon Road, South Stainley
Harrogate, HG3 3NA

Gardeners Choice Garden Centre

Skipton Road Cross Hills
Keighley, BD20 7DS

Gilberys Plants

Cemetery Road
THIRSK, YO7 4DA

Gledstone Gardens

West Lodge
Skipton, BD23 3JL

Hardwicks Garden Centre

Stump Cross, Boroughbridge
York, YO51 9HU

Hebdon & Sons

Thirsk Road, Easingwold
York, YO61 3HL

Henleys Nurseries

River Head Farm
York, YO43 4LX

Himalayan Garden

Hutts Farm, Hutts Lane
Ripon, HG4 3DA

Homebase Harrogate

Plumpton Park
Harrogate, HG2 7LD

Homebase Northallerton

Willowbrook Road
Northallerton, DL7 8DL

Homebase Selby

Three Lakes Retail Park, Bawtry Road
Selby, YO8 8ZY

Homebase Whitby

Stainsacre Lane
Whitby, YO22 4NL

Homebase York

Unit 4 Foss Islands Retail Park
York, YO31 7UL

Hoosons Garden Supplies

Unit 2 Airedale Business Centre Keighley Road
Skipton, BD23 2TZ

Irton Garden Centre-British Garden Centres

2 Stable Flat, Irton Manor, Moor Lane
Scarborough, YO12 4RW

Klondyke Garden Centre-Beverley

Hull Road, Woodmansey
Beverley, HU17 0RS

Klondyke Garden Centre-Northallerton

Darlington Road
Northallerton, DL6 2PW

Klondyke Garden Centre-Stokesley

The Roundabout, Meadowfields
Stokesley, TS9 5HJ

Langlands Garden Centre

York Road, Shiptonthorpe
York, YO43 3PN

Lay of the Land Garden Centre

King's Mill Lane
Settle, BD24 9BS

Lumby Garden Centre

Leeds/Selby Road, South Milford, Leeds
Leeds, LS25 5LE

Lunn Garden Centre

Queen Street
Withernsea, HU19 2HB

Moor Monkton Nurseries

Boroughbridge Road
Moor Mokton, YO26 8JJ

Moorland Nurseries and Garden Centre

Forest Moor Road
Knaresborough, HG5 8JP

Moorside Nurseries

Piercey End, Kirkbymoorside
York, YO60 6DQ

Northdale Horticulture

Yafforth road
Northallerton, DL7 0LQ

Notcutts Garden Centre-Victoria

Wakefield Road
Pontefract, WF7 6BS

Orchard Nurseries

48 Hopgrove Lane South
York, YO32 9TG

Poets Cottage Shrub Nursery

Mill Race House
Whitby, YO21 2AQ

Poppelson Garden Centre

Northfield Lane
York, YO26 6QE

Poppleton Garden Centre

Northfield Lane, Upper Poppleton
York, YO26 6QE

Ravensworth Nurseries

Ravensworth Richmond
Richmond, DL11 7HA

Reighton Nursery

Gable Cottage, Hunmanby Road
Filey, YO14 9RT

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Crag Lane
Harrogate, HG3 1QB

Richard Griffith

Brookside Cottage, Forest Moor Road
Knaresborough, HG5 8JY

RV Roger

Malton Road (A169)
Pickering, YO18 7JW

scarborough

23 chantry drive, east ayton, east ayton
scarborough, yo13 9ey

Seedlings

Hirst Road
Goole, DN14 9PX

Selby Garden Centre

Hull Road
Selby, YO8 5HG

Skelton Garden Centre

Shipton Road, Skelton
York, YO30 1XW

Smart Gardens and Tea Rooms

Scorton Rd Brompton On Swale
Richmond, DL10 7EQ

Springwell Garden Centre

Main Street, Wheldrake
York, YO19 6AH

Steam and Moorland Garden Centre

Malton Road
Pickering, YO18 7JW

Studley Royal Garden Centre

Ripon, HG4 3BB

Thirsk Garden Centre

Blakey Lane
Thirsk, YO7 3AB

Twin Locks Garden Centre

Hellifield Road
Skipton, BD23 3NB

Urban Garden Centre

Albion Yard Otley Street
Skipton, BD23 1ED

Vertigrow Plant Nursery

Lawnswood House, Malton Road
York, YO32 9TL

Victoria Farm Garden Centre

Guisborough Road
Whitby, YO21 1TL

W Braithwaite & Sons

26 Bedale road Leeming Bar
Northallerton, DL7 9BG

Whitegates Nursery

West Rounton
Northallerton, DL6 2LL

Wickes Barnsley

OLD MILL LANE
BARNSLEY, S71 1LS

Wickes York

Unit 1 Stirling Road
York, Yo30 4Xz

Wilkinson Clifton Moor,York

Unit 3, Clifton Moor Centre
York, YO30 4XZ

Wilkinson Driffield

82 -87 Middle Street South
Driffield, YO25 6QE

Wilkinson Frenchgate

11-13 West Mall Gallery
Frenchgate, DN1 1SY

Wilkinson Maypole

Unit 2, Maypole Retail Park, Maypole Lane
Maypole, B14 5JF

Wilkinson Middlesbrough

17 Captain Cook Square
Middlesbrough, TS1 5UB

Wilkinson Redcar

81 High Street
Redcar, TS10 3DE

Wilkinson Scarborough

The Balmoral Centre
Scarborough, YO11 1LU

Wilkinson Selby

Unit 5-6, Abbey Walk Shopping Centre
Selby, YO8 4DZ

Williamsons Plant Centre

124 Ruswarp Lane
Whitby, YO21 1ND

Woodland Nurseries

York, YO42 4JD

Wykeham Mature Plants

The Walled Garden, Wykeham Abbey
Scarborough, YO13 9QS