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The Secret of Saving Seeds

Season 3, Ep. 1

In the first episode of the new series of Two Good Gardeners, Dan and Julia debate whether it's worth saving your own seeds and throw a spotlight on wool, the secret ingredient our gardens have been crying out for. Julia shares her top tips for growing lemongrass to fill your kitchen with oriental flavours, and Dan waxes lyrical about hostas, the foliage plant we'd all love to love if slugs and snails didn't love them more! As always, your hosts round off with a list of things to do in your garden over the next fortnight and news of where you can find or hear them next.


Jobs for your garden this fortnight:


  1. Plant out hardened-off sweet peas.
  2. Deadhead daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs.
  3. Put in supports for perennials and climbers before they get too large.
  4. Lift and divide hostas and other perennials you’d like more of.
  5. Protect fruit blossoms from late frosts.
  6. Feed citrus with summer feed.
  7. Plant out second-early potatoes.
  8. Sow carrots, beetroot, chard, spinach, salads, radish & peas.
  9. Watch out for box moth caterpillars and treat them if necessary.
  10. Ventilate greenhouses on sunny days.


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