Don’t get us wrong... We love a starter plant.
But they aren’t always the best or most cost-efficient choice when starting your growing season. In fact, although they may seem inexpensive, some big-box stores are charging a crazy price for plants that you can just as easily, and much more cost-effectively, start from seed. Let’s talk about it!
When to GROW SMARTER...
Some crops grow better when they are sown indoors while others grow better when they’re transplanted directly into your garden. Not sure when to start with
transplants vs seeds? We’ve got you.
If you’re planning your garden late in the season, shop transplanted crops (like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant) from your local nursery, and buy seeds for crops you can sow directly into the ground (like beans, cucumbers, herbs, greens, and squash).
When shopping for starter plants, start with your local nursery. Local nurseries are knowledgeable about the products they carry and how to care for them, resulting in healthier starter plants and for a more successful growing season.
Worried about your seeds not sprouting?
Check out these best practices for achieving optimal germination rates.
Not sure how to properly care for your seedlings so they grow into strong and healthy plants?
Check out this guide and your green thumb won’t be far behind.