This year we will start seeds

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All About Starting Seeds


Growing plants from seed is a rewarding activity, It’s not all that complicated, but if you’re trying it for the first time, it’s helpful to read and see how seasoned gardeners approach the task, from selecting seeds to planting, maintaining, watering, and ultimately planting the young seedlings out in the garden.

In this four-part collection of articles, blog posts, and videos from and our sister site, novice and experienced gardeners alike will find useful tips and techniques for getting their ornamental and vegetable seedlings off to the best possible start.

1. What to grow, and where to get seeds (this page)
2. How to start seeds
3. Equipment you’ll need
4. Caring for your seedlings

If you are starting a garden for the first time, or if you’ve never started vegetable or flower seeds before, keep in mind that there is no absolute “right” way. Like so many things in gardening, and in life, there are many approaches that work, so don’t be confused by differing recommendations.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.