December Seedling Tray Growing Guide
We have created a little guide to help you get the best results out of our December seedlings. Here's to a festive garden!
- Position: Sunny position
- Companions: Basil, Marigolds, Mint, Parsley, Dill, Calendula and Borage.
- Spacing: 50cm on each side
- Maintenance: Tomatoes like fresh compost and a good watering. It helps to remove the side shoots near the base to encourage upwards growth. You can also tie the stem to a vertical support or trellis for added support.
- Harvesting: Pick regularly as soon as the fruits are ripe. This encourages production of more tomatoes.
- Position: Sun or partial shade. Suits cooler shadier spots in summer.
- Companions: Beans, Nasturtium, Thyme and Lettuce
- Spacing: 15cm
- Maintenance: Relatively low maintenance. Hot weather causes leaves to become very strongly flavoured. Self seeds.
- Harvesting: Harvest in small batches as required. Once it flowers the leaves become tougher and hotter in taste.
- Position: Full sun
- Companions: Beans, Marigolds, Echinacea, Tarragon, Pepper and Lettuce
- Spacing: 40cm each side
- Maintenance: The plants will need staking or support once they start bearing. Apply a good layer of mulch to keep soil moist.
- Harvesting: Fruit will be ready about three months after transplanting. Cut back plants after first fruiting to encourage a second harvest.
- Position: Sun or partial shade
- Companions: Garlic, Lettuce, Beans, Onion, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Kohlrabi and Kale.
- Spacing: 15cm each side
- Maintenance: Keep well watered in dry weather to help prevent splitting
- Harvesting: Pull roots when they become plump. Young leaves can also make a great addition to salads.
- Position: Shade or semi-shade
- Companions: Chives, Tomato, Beans, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Leek, Garlic, Onion and Onions.
- Spacing: 20cm
- Maintenance: Keep moist during dry weather
- Harvesting: Can cut frequently when required. Harvest just before autumn.
- Position: Full sun or slightly shady spots
- Companions: Borage, Basil, Marjoram, Oregano and Petunia
- Spacing: 35cm
- Maintenance: May need supports if there are large fruit
- Harvesting: Harvest once they have grown to a good size. Or wait for them to ripen and turn yellow or red instead.
- Position: Sun or partial shade if north facing. Avoid excess heat
- Companions: Spring onion, cucumber, beetroots, marigolds, radish
- Spacing: 10cm on each side
- Maintenance: Keep soil moist, mulch to maintain moisture if in direct sunlight. Water lightly but consistently.
- Harvesting: Immediately and ongoing until the plant begins to seed at around 50 to 60 days. Regularly pick bottom most leaves leaving at least 4 leaves on the plant. Picking also encourages growth.
- Position: Sun or semi-shade
- Companions: Cress, Wild Ginger and Ferns
- Spacing: 25cm apart
- Maintenance: Plant in well drained soil
- Harvesting: Pull up the plants before they set seed if you don’t want them to spread too profusely.
If you have not ordered your own December tray yet, follow this link