Get the Dirt on When to Start Planting Seeds Are you looking to save money and up your gardening game at the same time? Why not consider growing plants from seed? Seeds are cheaper than seedlings, and much more versatile. They also last longer, and can be planted on your schedule. (There’s nothing more nerve wracking, after all, then buying a bunch of plants and trying to find the time to get them all in the ground). Growing from seed is also a fantastic way to get your hat in the gardening ring earlier in the season. Even if you live in a climate with shorter summers, indoor seed starting can get you planning — and planting — your garden while there’s still snow on the ground. And as any gardener in winter will tell you, the sooner you can get your hands back in the dirt, the better. Here we’ll be covering the basics of how to start seeds indoors and in the garden, as well as some of the most popular plants you can start from seed.
Start Your Favorite Fruits & Vegetables From Seed LEMON SEEDS
Have you ever cut open a lemon, picked out the seeds, and wondered “Can I plant these?” The answer is yes! Granted, you might not be harvesting lemons any time soon, but you will get a beautiful, fast growing tree that smells amazing. Click here to get all the Gardening Know How tips and tricks to grow lemons from seed.
Sure, they’re technically also fruit, but tomatoes are still the most common plant grown in vegetable gardens around the world. Did you know that starting tomatoes from seed actually opens up a world of possibilities? It’s true! By starting with seeds you no longer limit yourself to the varieties available at your local garden center.
Start Your Favorite Flowers From Seed Can you grow any plant from seed? The technical answer is yes. But the practical answer is that some things you probably won’t want to. Some plants, if started from seed, will take years to produce fruit or reach the size and shape you’re interested in. For some gardeners, of course, that’s half the fun.