As part of the second segment of The Garden Show, Presenter and Homeland Horticulturist, Paul Kirwan is focusing on selecting and planting seeds.
Paul discusses a number of ways in which one can propagate their own seeds including using a seed tray or using a heated propagator, for example.
The renowned horticulturist highlights the importance of utilising the correct compost and recommends John Innes No.1 and John Innes No.2, as the seed-bed when planting seeds. This product can be mixed in with Vermiculite ( allows the availability of Calcium; Ammonium; and Potassium in the seed-bed) and or Perlite (retains the moisture within the seed-bed).
Mr. Kirwan uses a sieve to ensure that the compost for the soil is as fine as possible and also recommends a 4-tier grow arc.