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Seeds in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire.

What you need to start sowing seeds in Wiltshire

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

Acres Supply

Bay Tree Farm, Corsley , Nr Warminster
Warminster, BA12 7PP

Allington Plants & Garden Shop

Allington Bar Farm Allington
Chippenham, SN14 6LJ

Argyle Garden Supplies

Argyle Commercial Centre
Cirencester Way, SN2 8AR

Avonfield gardens

The Nursery, Marsh Road
Hilperton, BA14 7PL

B&Q Devizes

Hambleton Avenue
Devizes, SN10 2SD

B&Q Salisbury

Southampton Road
Salisbury, SP1 2LE

B&Q Swindon

Great Western Way
Swindon, SN2 2DJ

B&Q Trowbridge

171 Bradley Road
Trowbridge, BA14 0RQ

Barters Plant Centre

Chapmanslade
Westbury, BA13 4AL

Blue Diamond Wilton House Garden Centre

2 Wilton Estate
Salisbury, SP2 0BJ

Bratton Plant Centre

Fitzroy Farm Bratton
WESTBURY, BA13 4RP

Courtens Garden Centre

Romsey Road, Whiteparish
Salisbury, SP5 2SD

Downside Nurseries

143 Upper Westwood
Bradford on Avon, BA15 2DE

Flowerland Garden Centre

Netherhampton
Salisbury, SP2 8PR

Foxley Road Nurseries

Foxley Road
Malmesbury, SN16 0JQ

Greatfield Nurseries

Greatfield
Swindon, SN4 8EQ

Heale Gardens & Plant Centre

Heale House, Middle Woodford
Salisbury, SP4 6NT

Homebase Chippenham

Hathaway Retail Park
Chippenham, SN15 1JG

Homebase Salisbury

Southampton Rd
Salisbury, SP1 2LB

Homebase Swindon Bridgemead

Paddington Drive
Swindon, SN5 7YW

Homebase Swindon Drakes Way

Drakes Way
Swindon, SN3 3LF

Homebase Swindon Orbital

Thamesdown Drive
Swindon, SN25 4AN

Horitco Nursery

Pinkney Park, Sherston
Malmesbury, SN16 0NX

John Toomer Garden & Pet Centre

31 Stone Lane, Lydiard Millicent
Swindon, SN5 3LD

Kevin Hughes Plants

Heale Garden
Middle Woodford, SP4 6NT

Lakeside Garden Centre

Crockerton
Warminster, BA12 8AP

Landford, A Wyvale Garden Centre

Southampton Road, Landford, Wiltshire
Salisbury, SP5 2BE

Malmesbury Garden Centre

Crudwell Road
Malmesbury, SN16 9JL

Manor Garden Centre

Cheney Manor Industrial Estate
Swindon, SN2 2QJ

Meadowgate Nursery

Brokerswood
Westbury, BA13 4EG

Midge Hall Nurseries

Midgehall
Swindon, SN4 8ER

New Forest Lavender

Giles Lane
Salisbury, SP5 2BG

Old Milestone Nursery

The Old Milestone Nursery, Melksham Road
Trowbridge, BA14 6QT

Pet & Garden Centre

1 Camdale Pde Cricklade Rd
Swindon, SN2 6AH

Porton Garden Aquatic & Pets

Porton
Salisbury, SP4 0LA

Row Farm Nursery

Chapmanslade
Westbury, BA13 4AB

Salisbury, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Netherhampton Road, Netherhampton
Salisbury, SP2 8PR

SCATS Countrystores Devizes

Nursteed Trading Estate, Mill Road
Devizes, SN10 3EW

SCATS Countrystores Salisbury

Churchfields Road
Salisbury, SP2 7PP

Shaw Trust Palmer Gardens

Islington
Trowbridge, BA14 8QJ

Studley Grange Garden Centre

Hay Lane
Near Wroughton, SN4 9QT

Suochez Nurseries

86 Britford Lane
Salisbury, SP2 8AJ

Swindon Garden Centre

The Salad Bowl, Hyde Road
Swindon, SN2 7SE

The Lawn Store

The Bays Shaftesbury Road Barford St. Martin
Salisbury, SP3 4BL

The Walled Garden Nursery

Newleaze Cottages
Chippenham, SN15 5DF

Townsends Garden Centre

27 Bath Road
Devizes, SN10 2BB

Trowbridge Garden Centre

288 Frome Road
Trowbridge - Wiltshire, BA14 ODT

Westdale Nurseries

Holt Road
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1TS

Whitehall Garden Centre

Corsham Road, Lacock
Chippenham, SN15 2LZ

Wickes Chippenham

Unit 1
Chippenham, Sn14 6Nf

Wickes Salisbury

Bourne Retail Park
Sailsbury, Sp1 2Qq

Wickes Swindon Extra

57 Gypsy Lane
Swindon, Sn2 8Dh

Wickes Trowbridge

Unit 10 Canal Road Ind Est
Trowbridge, Ba14 8Rn

Wilkinson Chippenham

31/33 High Street
Chippenham, SN15 3EY

Wilkinson Devizes

8-12 High Street
Devizes, SN10 1AT

Wilkinson Swindon

Fleet Street
Swindon, SN1 1RA

Wilkinson Trowbridge

Castle Place Shopping Centre
Trowbridge, BA14 8AL

Woodborough Garden Centre

Nursery Farm
Woodborough - Wiltshire, SN9 5PF

Woodspring Fuchsia Nursery

Weston Lane
Salisbury, SP5 1RQ