DIY Compost and seed sieve

An over-barrow garden sieve can up your food-growing game. As well as helping you make low-cost and nutritious seed-raising mix, it can also make the time- consuming bits of seed saving a cinch. And best of all, they’re simple to make yourself.

A sieve is one of those garden tools that, once you have one, you’ll be amazed at how you managed without it – especially if you like growing from seed and/or seed saving.

Taking the idea of the small plastic sieves you can buy commercially one step further, these large over-barrow sieves are enormously useful for a variety of jobs around the garden, and making one – or even two – at home is a simple job that can be easily done in a couple of hours.