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Saving seeds

Saving seeds is a wonderful way to get free plants! We look at how to save seeds from a number of popular garden plants.

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Sowing sweet peas and broad beans in toilet rolls

Sweet peas and broad bean seeds are best sown in deep pots. This guide looks at using toilet rolls as a cheap, eco-friendly method.

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Sowing seeds in trays

Growing plants from seed is a joy to experience. Follow our step-by-step guide to sowing small seeds in trays, including ways to make it easier.

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Direct seed sowing in drills

Some flowers and vegetables can be grown by planting seeds directly into the ground. This is a great way to get outdoors and takes less time than sowing seeds into trays.

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Broad bean growing experiment

Ready, steady, grow! This broad bean growing experiment is a great activity for individuals or small groups to try.

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