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can i grow anyhing from seed now

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pud1 Mon 09-May-16 12:11:58

this is probably the most stupid question but i am beyond useless but want to try.

i moved house last week and i now have a garden. it is mainly lawn and pots. i have bought a load of plants for the pots and have planted them all up. i used to spend hours with my Gran in the garden so i have bought things that remind me of her. i have hydrangea, geranium, lavender, lupins, pansys ( you get the drift).

i have got all the pots these came in and i have quite a bit of multi purpose compost left.

are there any seeds that i can buy to grow or is it the wrong time of year. can i use the multi purpose compost and were should i keep them ( and am i right in thinking a windowsill will do)

LaurieFairyCake Mon 09-May-16 12:16:51

Sweet peas can go straight in the ground. All peas and beans actually.

pud1 Mon 09-May-16 12:18:30

oh. i love sweet peas. do they need to be against a wall to climb?

scattychicken Mon 09-May-16 12:18:41

You could plant lettuce, radishes, carrots, peas and beans and cornflowers, forget me nots, loads now!

scattychicken Mon 09-May-16 12:19:21

You could climb them up bamboo canes?

pud1 Mon 09-May-16 12:39:45

thank you for the replies

can i use my multi purpose compost or do i need seed compost

shovetheholly Mon 09-May-16 12:46:54

Seed compost is safest! It's got lots of sand in it, and is better drained. You can then pot on into the multipurpose stuff.

You are a bit late for sweet peas from seed - but you can buy pots of little seedlings ready-germinated in the garden centre, so you can still grow them this year! Summer veg like runner beans, courgettes are ideal to sow right now. And in a few weeks, it'll be time for biennials like foxgloves for next year.

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