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SPRINGTIME IS SEED TIME!
Sowing seeds in pots
In spring the soil is damp after winter rain, the weather is getting warmer and we have months of long warm days to come. That makes spring the perfect time for seeds to burst into life!
Many seeds like to be sown straight into the garden, but sometimes the soil is still too wet and cold and we don’t want to wait! In early spring the seeds we sow in pots can grow faster because they’re warmer. The tricky thing is that some plants don’t like having their roots disturbed and they get ‘transplanting shock’ when we move them from their pot to the garden. A seedling with transplanting shock can get ‘sulky’ and stops growing until its roots settle down. That’s why biodegradable pots come in handy! If we grow a seedling in a biodegradable pot we don't need to disturb its roots at all. We can just plant it into the garden pot-and-all! The biodegradable pot turns to compost and the roots grow straight through it.