Sow annual flower seeds in the kitchen garden in May
May is the perfect time to sow your annual flower seeds for a summer display of flowers which you can also cut for the vase. Prepare where you want them to grow, ensuring the soil is fine and moist, then sprinkle your seeds thinly, lightly cover over and make sure there are no weeds as the roots are growing. Check the seed packet for specific instructions. Annuals to sow include:
- Wildflower mixes
Vegetable seeds to sow in the kitchen garden in May
As the weather warms up and the soil temperatures rise, many seeds can be sown. Perhaps none as satisfying as those that become something you can eat! Direct sowing where the plants will grow is a great way to save space indoors or in the greenhouse, if you run out due to many trays of seeds already growing. Here are some of the seeds you can sow in May.
- Sweet corn
- Brussel sprouts
Salad seeds to sow in the kitchen garden in May
Salads are some of the most accessible seeds to germinate and grow. They can be grown in containers, window boxes, hanging baskets, or beds and borders. Great fun for kids too! If you regularly sow salads seeds, you can be harvesting from in as little as a few weeks after sowing and all the way through into autumn.
- Spring Onions
- Bok Choy
It’s easy to get growing, and seed sowing is one of the most cost-effective and fun ways to grow your own food. We have a vast seed selection in store, come and visit us to choose yours.