Choosing And Planting Vegetable Seeds

Whether you are just starting as a gardener or a seasoned one, there is enough reason to make your backyard a garden where you can grow some of your own vegetables. Vegetable seeds are available in a wide variety on, much wider that the vegetable plants you can find at your local garden center or hardware store. Another important thing to note is that they cost less. You can choose from different varieties, like conventional, heirloom, organic, biodynamic, and open-pollinated seeds.

If you are a brown thumb gardener, and would like to select which seeds to plant, consider the vegetable that you very much like to eat. You should determine also which seeds you can grow easily. Avoid worrying about some minor details such as the difference between heirloom and organic seed varieties, because this might stop you from buying vegetable seeds. Seasoned gardeners in the Northern Hemisphere buy seeds in January and February. Some heirloom seeds are not always readily available, so shopping for seeds should be done early. It is ideal to buy seeds whenever you fancy it; if you can't plant them this season, they can be stored for the following season.

It is not an issue where to buy seeds for your vegetable garden. There are plenty of places where you can get them: the local grocery stores, or online at It will help if you can obtain some seed catalogs, especially if you are new in gardening. However, the wide variety of seeds available and the vegetable seeds suppliers can be overwhelming. It is recommended that you start by selecting a couple of suppliers and get hold of their catalogs. You can browse these catalogs while folding page corners and encircling interesting items. Then write down a list and narrow down the selection.

As you get accustomed to gardening, you'll realize later that browsing different seed catalogs can be one of your favorite activities during winter. These catalogs are guaranteed to make you smile as you browse and think of the forthcoming spring.

You can plant seeds either indoors or outdoors. Planting seeds indoors is called "seed starting" (or just plain "starting"). When you seed start, you will have to transplant them later into the ground. Planting seeds outdoors is called "direct seeding". With this process, you skip the indoor step and the seeds are sown directly into the garden. The vegetable seeds that you can seed start include cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celery, eggplant, leeks, parsley onion, peppers and tomatoes. It is easier to start seeds indoors than outdoors, especially if the temperature and moisture is ideal for growing plants.

Note that some vegetables are not good for transplanting. Examples of these vegetables are many root crops such as parsnips, turnips, beets, and carrots. They are cold-hardy, so they are best when you would be sowing them by direct seeding. Other crops like corn, peas and beans are finicky also about transplanting, and will better grow when sowed directly to the ground.

Go ahead and plant those tomato seeds. When it gets ripened, pluck it and taste your own vegetable. There is nothing like the season's very first tomato from your garden. Check our store for the best seeds kit online