January is the time to start pre-growing! A great time to pre-grow peppers from seed, late January is also ideal for geraniums and petunias. For tomatoes, wait until March. The ESCUBE fruit and vegetable product is a great help, as it can speed up germination and seedling growth.

First of all, carefully sort through the seeds you have at home and discard the expired ones, as they are unlikely to germinate. The advantage of growing from seed is that it is a cheaper option than growing from pre-grown seedlings. With seeds you also have a much wider range of species to choose from than with seedlings. Starting with vegetables, peppers and tomatoes in particular have to be planted indoors first, sometimes taking up to 2 months to grow to a size suitable for planting in the garden.