Its the last week of January and there isn’t really much to do in the garden except to see the snow covering the ground. This is the time for the early bird to slowly think about what to sow in spring, look for seeds you wish to grow and purchase a pack of each; remember the most poplar varieties of seeds get sold the quickest like tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers. There are some real good deals on seeds at Wilkinson’s, the cheapest I saw was 40 pence per pack with good germination rates. There are also many on-line seed sites that will sell you almost any variety of vegetable seeds you can think of.
If you wish to sow in containers you can pick up clay pots for a Â£1. You can sow almost all vegetables in the small clay pots, lettuce,radish,carrots,tomatoes, capsicum, the list goes on..
I would strongly advise anyone new to gardening to start making their own compost from kitchen scraps, waste paper,cardboard, garden trimmings. You would be so surprised in how much waste a small family generates over the whole year, making your own compost is very rewarding, you have just turned waste into gold for your garden and for absolutely free.
Last year we had the wettest weather for over a 100 years here in UK and we still managed to grow vegetables broad beans, runner beans, sweetcorn etc..
Won’t be long for spring now, remember the early bird catches the worm.