Now is the time to think about what you need for early sowing and here at Smiths Nurseries we have a great selection of seed, potting trays and cloche’s for you to choose from.

Investing in a heated propagator really can help you transform your seed-sowing life this spring! Getting going early is essential to allow long-season veg like peppers, chillies and aubergines enough time to grow and ripen fruit. However these are plants from exotic climes, used to germinating in warm, cosy conditions – impossible to recreate in a chilly British February.

A heated propagator fools your seeds that it’s warm enough for them to risk germinating. They also keep temperatures constant night and day, so later on you can get beans, courgettes or cucumbers up and out of the ground in record time, sometimes as little as three days.

You’ll find a range of models here at Smiths Nurseries from economical one-heat units to state-of-the-art machines with variable thermostats and adjustable vents. They’ll all germinate seeds much faster than sowing direct or even in an unheated greenhouse, as the extra warmth kids your seedlings it’s spring.

Heated propagators are also invaluable for early sowings, as they keep seedlings and young plants warm while you’re waiting for the garden to wake up properly. Turn the thermostat down a little and take the lid off to avoid fungal diseases and your babies stay cosy till they’re ready to be gradually transferred outdoors.

 So do pop down to store today and check out our selection. We have something for most budgets;

Stewart Premium Kitchen Garden Propagation £9.99

Stewart Electric Premium Kitchen Garden Propagation w. efficient 12 Watt heater mat £14.99

Stewart Electric Thermostatic Premium Kitchen Garden Propagation w. efficient 8 Watt heater mat and adjustable ventilation system £34.99

A wide selection of Growing trays, Seed trays & Fibre pots

Bell Cloche’s

Seed tray lids

Bean & Pea Netting

Strawberry pop-up planters

Poly Sheets

Crop Netting

Easy Watering Starter Kit from £9.99

Thermometers from £4.99

Auto Vent’s for Greenhouses