Vegetables: From Seeding to Feeding
Taking Veggies From Seeding to Feeding! Growing vegetables from seeds can be a cost-effective and rewarding experience, in addition to allowing you complete control over your veggies from seed to dinner plate!
If this is the first time you have started a vegetable garden from seed, we advise to start small. Small gardens naturally require less work and less time to maintain. You can always add to your garden in seasons to come! Remember that vegetable gardens need a minimum six hours of direct sunlight so choose carefully when looking for a location.
Since weeds are the bane of any garden, it is ideal to choose a spot where no weeds already exist. If that’s not possible, at least remove the weeds first and check out our organic options for vegetable garden weed prevention to keep them from returning.
Lots of veggie gardeners choose to use raised garden beds or container gardens and we have lots of options for these, from special soil mixes to the containers themselves. You can usually plant more seeds in a container garden since it is not necessary to put them in rows. Raising beds helps with drainage and improves aeration too – both essential to successful vegetable gardens.
For generations, our line of Mayo Seeds has been a favorite among local gardeners. Quality and great results are the reasons why, plus they’re very affordable to boot! We have a great selection to choose from.
Check out, too, our line of Botanical Interests seeds! The packets the seeds come in are like mini encyclopedias, containing tons of information about how to plant and grow the seeds, plus tips and even recipes! Many heirloom varieties of seed are available, as is a large selection of Organic seeds. Plus their Safe Seed Pledge guarantees no GMOs.
Here are some of the seed varieties you can plant outside this month to start your journey to a bountiful harvest:
- Irish Potato
NOTE FOR APRIL: Looking ahead, when early April arrives and you are ready to start the more sensitive vegetable seeds INDOORS (like tomatoes and peppers) we have a full line of supplies including Seed Starting Soil, Peat Moss Pots, Germination trays and domes, plant tags/labels and more – and they are all affordable priced! You can load up on the vegetable seeds and materials for indoor seed-starting now, but remember, do not actually start them until April!