Sowing & Planting Garden Gifts

Sowing seeds and watching them grow is one of the greatest joys of gardening. However, it can be daunting with so many different types of seeds which need to be sown at different times of the year. 

Make life easy and organise seeds by planting month with our Burgon and Ball Seed Packet Organiser. It comes with monthly dividers, a pencil and some seed storage envelopes which can be used to collect your own seeds. The tins are great at keeping seeds dry and cool (if kept in the right conditions) which will allow most seed types to be kept for a longer period of time. 

The secret to success in growing seeds is in the preparation of the soil and the equipment you use. A good seedbed which is free of weeds with a fine soil-surface texture will get you off to a good head start. 

If sowing indoors, our traditional wooden seed trays can be filled with soil using our compost scoop and then sifted with the Burgon and Ball Potting Riddle. At this stage use a Tray Tamper to scrape off the soil excess and firm for an evenly pressed flat surface. The two Tray Tampers available at Garden Secret Gifts are cut to size to either fit half or full trays to allow one easy ‘tamp’.

Finish with more sifted soil and label using our wooden seedling labels, which are a cost effective and natural way to label your seedlings and plants.

For the perfect gift for gardeners who want to try their hand at growing seeds, we have a Seedling Starter or Potting Shed Gift Set which come in a nice presentation pack with all of the essentials needed. 

No potting shed or greenhouse is complete without twine, which has many useful applications in the garden. Our twine comes in a standard length either on its own or in a tin (unlike the giant 12ft ball of twine which was created in Minnesota in 1950!)