Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’
Seed germination relies on soil temperature, so get a head start by covering the seed bed with horticultural fleece for a couple of weeks. Cloches are well worth the investment, not only does this warm the soil but protects seedlings from the weather. Sow hardy annuals, broad beans, garlic, lettuce, spinach, peas, salad onion, parsley, dill, parsnips and early potatoes. There’s still time to sow some tender vegetables such as aubergines, peppers, chillis, tomatoes – early March.