Organic matter or fertiliser should be incorporated at least one month beforehand. The soil, raised bed or planter should have already been cultivated, be weed free with a fine, crumbly texture and be watered ready for seed sowing.
To plant the seeds in a pot:
Compost, pot, label & pencil and seeds (check they are suitable to sow at that time of year)
Rake or hand cultivator
Trowel or bulb planter
Watering can with a rose
Bamboo canes and string to support tall stems