Seed sowing is great fun, and if you have not tried it then you should. However, not all of us have the time or facilities. Germinating seeds takes space and, if you have to buy all the accessories, you won't save much money overall, so buying "ready-made" seedlings is a sensible way to go for a lot of people. You get the right number of the best quality plants, delivered to you at exactly the right time to plant.
Please note that annual plants are not covered by our year guarantee, because they are not supposed to last that long!
The better the seed, the better the plant. You cannot produce a high-quality seedling using old or substandard seeds, so these plants are grown from the best seed money can buy. The next requirement is good quality compost - ours is also peat-free. Add the right container (cells for shallow rooted plants and plugs or rootrainers for those with deeper roots) and put all three into a controlled growing environment, and the stage is set for great results. Where appropriate, we always harden off our seedlings, and we grow them hard, meaning that temperatures are at the low end of the range in which they do well. This makes for stronger plants.
Growing Sweet Peas