The shortest day has now passed by and it is the perfect time to sow onion seed or plant seedlings. Choose a sunny well drained position which has been generously limed. If sowing onions from seed ensure good viable, fresh seed is used and not old seed from the previous year. Add a little washed river sand or propagation sand, allowing the seed to be more evenly distributed and gently dribble the seed into the drill. Germination is quick and will only take 3-4 weeks.
As the soil temperature warms up, sow fresh seeds (not last year’s leftovers) of Carrot, Parsnip,Beans,Peas and Beetroot. Cover with seed raising mix to 2 or 3 times the thickness of the seed to improve germination. plant asian greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cress, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, spinach, swede, potato, strawberries, turnip and if you have a glasshouse some early tomato