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February

The best seeds to sow in February – Sarah Raven's guide to the most worthwhile veg, herb, salad and flower seeds for this month.

For the cutting patch, sow sweet peas, cosmos, poppies, cornflowers, cobaea, ammi and snapdragons, as well as various other hardy annuals – all sown under cover.

In the kitchen garden you can start your fruiting veg like tomatoes, cucumbers and aubergines in heated propagators, and there are lots of hardy herbs and salads to plant now as well as broad beans and the first of your potatoes for early crops.

We send out all of your seeds and plants with full growing and harvesting instructions, so even if you're a beginner gardener you can be sure of a beautiful and productive garden.

For tips on what you should be getting up to in February in the garden, see our growing and gardening guides and browse through Sarah's seasonal recipes for more inspiration.

Buy 11 packets of seed, and we'll send the cheapest one free!