The site for growing, cooking and eating vegetables.

This month: Germination, Propagation and lots of excitement planting seeds

Growing from seed

Growing from seed

From a workshop with young growers at Cultivate Waltham Forest we bring you tips on propagation..

And Rudi Radishes gives his tips on indoor and outdoor germination.

Bodhi the proud red pepper grower

Kids: Have you ever grown something from seed and then eaten it? Would you like to try?

Great, you’re in the right place. How about: Meeting the Seedizens, watching some speedy beans, or writing to us with your news.

Ripening tomatoes

Ripening Tomatoes

Grown-ups: Our website is packed with simple and playful activities so you can try them with kids or on your own.

Places to start: Read this weeks sustainable edible news, try a recipe, start a growing project.

Ethical, original and educational gifts

Shop: Get growing at home. We have a growing collection of ethical, original and educational gifts for children and grownups that will have everyone excited about growing, cooking and eating their own vegetables. Your purchase supports our project.

Making learning fun is easy with Secret Seed Society

LEYF open day

During Henry Fawcett Open Day

London Early Years Foundation see active play at the heart of the learning which takes place at their nurseries. This Spring their open days for parents focused on growing activities and they designed some fun workshops around the Secret Seed Society characters and online activities. Which you can try at home or at your nursery.

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What’s a propagator?

Here’s some tips on propagating plants from seed from a workshop we ran for young growers at Cultivate Waltham Forest.

My propagator

A propagator creates the perfect conditions for growing vegetables from seeds, keeping the soil moist and the air warm. You can buy a propagator like this in our shop
made out of recycled plastic and designed for re-use. You can craft a propagator out of a plastic food or drink container. By using a propagator your seedlings should be showing within a week.

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Tips to Start Growing in Spring

Germination: is the process of a seed bursting open and sprouting into a plant. Most seeds take warmth as a sign to begin germinating. When you feel warm sun on your skin, think of your seeds. Whether they are in pots on windowsills or in the ground outside, they will be feeling the warmth too. Here’s Rudi Radishes tips on germinating indoors and outdoors…

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