Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute

Planting seeds

July 22, 2020
Starting Vegetable Gardens from Seed

If you want to have the best selection of varieties, consider starting your garden from seed. This show will get you started.

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When planting vegetable gardens, many gardeners buy “starter” plants. But you can also start your garden from seed.

Starting from seed saves money and allows you to select from a wide range of vegetables that come in a range of tastes and colors.

You can direct-seed them or plant them in small containers until they’re large enough to transplant.

Each vegetable has a different planting time depending on where you live. Order fresh seed well in advance or buy from local sources right before planting.

Sow more than you think you’ll need, and thin out the weaker plants. Consider starting seeds throughout the season for a continuous vegetable harvest.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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