- Use the right number of seeds - instructions are on the back of the seed packet.
- Spread the seeds evenly across your pots.
- Press the seeds down into the soil (except for oregano, mint, watercress, and lemon balm, which should be sown on the surface as they need light to germinate).
Watch the video or check out the points below for more information.
Auk seeds come with a description of how many to sow, and how to sow them, on the back of the seed packet. Try to follow these instructions (but it does not have to be exact).
If you’re using your own seeds or seeds from another supplier, check our recommended number of seeds on the product page for each seed type.
1: Check the back of the seed packet for instructions
The back of the seed packet has useful info for each seed type.
2: Open the packet and take out the seeds
You don’t need exactly the right amount, but try to get it about right.
3: Spread the seeds evenly across the pots
Spread the seeds evenly, and don’t put too many in the same spot.
4. Push the seeds into the soil
After all, it's moisture that makes the seeds sprout, so make sure they are slightly covered with soil.
The exceptions are oregano, mint, watercress, and lemon balm, which should be sown on the surface – they need light to germinate.
Use your finger or a tool. As long as the seeds go into the soil and are exposed to moisture, it should be fine.
Last but not least, don't be afraid to experiment!
Each plant is unique, and it's not that important to get it perfect the first time. Try out different seed types and amounts, and enjoy the process - this is part of the fun of growing.
Good luck with your plants!