Why Grow From Seed?

What are the benefits of growing your own vegetables from seed verses buying them as a transplant? There are many reasons, but here are a few to help you decide.
Is one of the reasons that you are growing your garden to save money? Then think about how much a packet of seeds cost and how much a transplant costs. It usually is about the same but with a seed packet you will get many plants, and only one from a transplant.
Another reason might be that you want to grow your plant fully organic, and when you grow a plant you have no control over the nutritional input in the plant when you purchase the plant already grown.
There are many fun varieties of vegetables including some heirloom vegetables that you can harvest your own seeds from. You can have some fun variety if you purchase seeds that you wont be able to find at a nursery.

There are some vegetables that are so easy to grow from seed that it is a waste of money to get them as transplants. Also corn, sunflowers, lettuce, radishes, carrots and other root veggies, grow from seed sown directly in the garden much better than growing them from transplants.
Growing a garden is an amazing experience, just add the satisfaction of growing from seed, it makes it even a better experience that you will only know by growing for yourself.
True that growing from seed will have a small learning curve, but if you do your homework, after a few years you will be a pro.
Happy Gardening!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I would go for planting from seed too. Transplanting has many complications and the plant may end up dying if not properly handled. At least for seeds, you could get more plants out of the same price as a transplant, plus the seedling will have a better adaptability since it is already grown in your garden. I'm growing a new garden that will be used for organic farming and got some great ideas from this site: http://danthegardener.com/

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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your comment and link. You make a good point of the seedling having better adaptablility in your garden. Good luck with your organic garden. Sounds like a fun adventure!

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