Indoor seeding

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Ready? Steady? Go! Stop stockpiling and start seeding!

(if you still have any time left that is, alongside the hours spent working from home, calling your parents, helping the kids with their homework, sewing masks, being sociable and picking up groceries for your neighbours!) 
Just do not panic if you suddenly start seeing seeds included in your neighbours’ shopping lists: there is still time for most vegetables. Here are a few clear shopping lists!

Vegetables that need to be seeded as soon as possible:

Tomatoes, red cabbage, white cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broad beans, snow peas and peas.

There is still (plenty of) time for these vegetables:

Pak choi, Chinese cabbage, kale, parsnip, turnip-rooted parsley, Belgian endives and salsify. 

All of the following vegetables can be seeded several times throughout the year:

All kinds of leafy greens (lettuce, spinach, rocket lettuce, rapini, mizuna), radishes, turnips, kohlrabi, (tenderstem) broccoli, cauliflower, pointed cabbage, cavolo nero, spring onions, leeks, carrots, beets, fennel, chard, herbs and flowers.

For the following vegetables, it is a little too late really:

Aubergines, peppers, bell peppers and celeriac/celery.
On a positive note: you will soon be able to find all of these vegetables as planting stock, no panic!

The following do not to be seeded for a long time:

Courgettes, pumpkins, maize, cucumber, gherkin, lamb’s lettuce, miner’s lettuce, green beans and radicchio.  

Here are a few rules:

  • Always seed crops that are geared to the time of year. Spinach, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce and leeks all come in winter as well as summer varieties.
  • Comply with the instructions on the seed bags and seed indoors where it says to. Your tomatoes and basil will not germinate if you seed them outdoors now.
  • Do not overdo it. It is better to seed little but often. Seeding a few pots of lettuce every couple of weeks is a much better idea than seeding the entire bag in one go.
  • Vary, in line with the above: it is better to seed a few pots with four different lettuce varieties than a few pots with just one variety. The same applies to carrots, beets, courgettes, pumpkins, etc.
  • Variety is nice in the garden and on your plate!
     

Variety is nice in the garden and on your plate!

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