Green Tip #121: Sow Seeds Not Small Plants

Today I finally sowed some seeds for our summer vegetable garden. I planted seeds of carrots, cucumber, lettuce, onion and green beans in a small pots. They will hopefully start to sprout in a week or two and then a little later they will be ready to be go in the garden out back. Although sowing seeds takes more time and effort than planting seedlings, it is much more cost effective. You can get 50-100 seeds in a packet for the same price of one seedling. Moreover sowing them from seed means you can really be sure these are organic produce from the start since you can decide what type of soil to use and avoid any chemicals.

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3 thoughts on “Green Tip #121: Sow Seeds Not Small Plants

  1. We’re just 90 minutes north east of Toronto and we had snow just a few weeks ago as well. We started our plants indoors in small planters. I don’t think there will be another frost, but we’ll get the plants started inside and transplant them in a few more weeks.

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