Seed Success11th May 2018 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
On a recent visit to the Walled Nursery at Hawkhurst, I noticed that quite a few of the newly sown seeds were covered with coarse grit, rather than a layer of compost. I thought I would give this a try with cosmos seeds that I bought from Sarah Raven – I had poor germination with earlier sowings. What a triumph! I sowed them on the same day that I visited Perch Hill and exactly one week later had a veritable forest of seedlings. I don’t think it will work for everything but it certainly did the trick with the cosmos and I will be experimenting further.