Why Start A Garden From Seed

As new gardeners it might be intimidating to start from seed as opposed to buying plant starts from a store.

Here are a few reasons to start from seed:

  1. By starting from seed indoors or in a greenhouse you can get an early start on the gardening season.
  2. Buying seeds is usually cheaper than buying plant starts.
  3. Much wider choice of varieties, tastes, and textures

A Few Tips on Starting From Seed:

  • When to Start Seeds Indoors – About 6–8 weeks before your last spring frost date. Click here to find out what your last frost date is.
  • When to Transplant – When seedlings have grown too large for their seed trays.
  • Growing Mediums – Get a good potting mix.  If it has coco coir and perlite in it already this will help to hold moisture.
  • Growing Container Options – Seed starting trays or plastic cups.  You can also use any size container but you will need to use more soil.

For more information and for a demonstration on transplanting, watch the video below from Roots and Refuge.

5 thoughts on “Why Start A Garden From Seed

  1. I just got my seeds from baker creek in the mail today! I’m so excited to start planning and planting my spring patio garden (which will mostly consist of lettuces and herbs but you have to start where you are with what you got!). This post was a nice reminder before I get started and who doesn’t love Jess from roots and refuge farm 🙂

  2. This is our first year to start seeds indoors. We’re starting very small…but excited to see the tiny plants coming up! Thank you for the encouragement!

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