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When to plant seeds

by Sarah - February 28th, 2012.
Filed under: allotment.

If the packet says you can plant from February to May then bear a few simple pointers in mind:

– If you live in the north then plant later. It’s warmer in the south so they can usually plant sooner.
– if your soil is wet then don’t plant. They’ll rot.
– if your soil is frosty or covered in snow then hold off planting.

Parnsips have an appalling germination rate if you plant them too soon. They like the soil to have warmed up a bit!
Don’t plant a whole packet at once. Plant half, or quarter and then again a few weeks – either finish a row or start a new one.