Bean seeds and peas in starter pots.Sometimes when I look at my vegetable plot and see the sandy soil that I am constantly trying to enrich and improve and I am amazed that the vegetables planted there do as well as they do.
The onions and shallots sets are doing well, but then they usually cope well with the dry soil.
It is with the knowledge that the seeds struggle to get started in those soil conditions that has made me decide to sow most of the seeds into pots of compost at home to get them started. It is also a more water efficient way of getting them started as I am watering small pots of compost which holds the water for longer than the soil. I would probably need to water a large area of the vegetable plot, at least once a day if I put the seeds straight into the soil.