Growing from Seed

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. – Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732 Growing vegetables from seed may take a little effort, but there are several advantages for the home gardener. They include: More varieties are available as seeds than from full-grown plants. It’s cheaper. When you grow your own plants, you are getting a known quality. If you decide to start growing from seed, the next question that needs to be answered, is whether to start them indoors or outdoors. The answer depends on plant quantities, how much space you have to devote to indoor gardening and the length of your growing season. Another thing to think about: plants begun indoors have higher survival rates than those started outdoors. Learn more about starting seeds indoors from the University of Nebraska Extension. Keep in mind that this is not an all or nothing deal. You can make case-by-case decisions and start some vegetables from seed and others from plants. It’s your garden… go nuts! Planet Natural offers heirloom garden seeds that are non-treated, non-GMO and NOT purchased from Monsanto-owned Seminis. Need advice? Visit our vegetable guides for tips and information on growing specific types. Seven Steps of Seed Sowing Eileen Powell, author of From … Continue reading Growing from Seed