Episode #251 | Original Air Date: February 15, 2021
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 vegetables from a wide variety of plants that come in different colors and flavors and that are suited for your area.
You can direct-seed them or plant them in small containers until they’re large enough to transplant.
Different vegetables should be planted at different times of the year. Order fresh seed well in advance of planting or buy from local sources.
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.
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