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Member Name: HannahByrne84uk
Date: 11/04/02, updated on 11/04/02 (25 review reads)
Advantages: From a tiny packet of seeds you get a lot of plants
Disadvantages: They take up space if you don't have a greenhouse.
I was never really into gardening, it was my mum who started me off. I was watching an Alan Titchmarsh program when i saw him sowing some seeds. I decided to sow some myself to see if i could get them to grow.
I only had one tray for seeds but there were three different types i wanted to sow. So i made my own little pots by rolling newspaper around toilet roll holders and then taking it off and stapling it. After a few days they were supposed to come up and i was dreading looking at them in case they hadn't come up. So after watering them and putting them in a warm place i left them alone for five days.
When i eventualy got the courage to look at my little seeds, i was delighted to see they had sprouted and were growing. I couldn't believe it, it sounds daft but i was really pleased i felt an enormous amount of pride for these seeds and decided i am going to sow seeds every year.
After they begin to sprout you can gently separate them into different pots, but make sure you don't touch the stems because they are very fragile, always touch the leaves. Then as they get a bit bigger you can transport them to the garden. But if like me you have a dog who loves to live among the plants then wait until their big enough to look after themselves before moving them to the garden.