Sunday, April 25, 2010

What veggie plants you shouldn't buy

Vegetables and herb plants are oh-so-enticing when they're lined up in their rows at the garden store or farmers market. But the dollars can quickly add up.

Starting from seed can be deceptively easy, even going into June in Indiana (later if you're confident enough to do a planting for a later-fall harvest.) It's so easy in fact, that you could be spending twice or even four times the amount of a package of seeds on on package of plants.

Stick to seeds for these vegetables, which are easy to grow:

Lettuce
Beans
Peas
Radishes
Carrots
Spinach

These add the extra opportunities to sow continuously over the season and into the fall.

I've found most herbs to be easy to grow from seed as well.

Looking for a start on your gardening season? We're giving away a brown-thumb gardening seed kit this week, featuring lettuce and other easy-to-grow vegetables.

2 comments:

Julze said...

I found that...and then after all that hard work planting the snails come out in force at night and gobble up your newly planted seedling! What a disappointment that is..not to mention loss of money.

Growing from seed however, provides a greater volume for your dollar so a nibble here or there is going to break your heart!

EcoverUS said...

This is great! Growing from seed is definitely the way to go with some of these "easier" veggies. Love your blog ... and have added it to Ecover's blogroll. Take care!
-Deb for Ecover