Starting A Vegetable Garden
Whether you are new to gardening or an experienced vegetable gardener, the process of getting your vegetables growing is not without challenges. However, there are plenty of things you can do to help overcome some of these obstacles.
Seeds are cheap, usually just a few dollars per package. However, in cold climates, you won’t have enough time to raise heat-loving crops, such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants, in your short growing season. If you try to plant these types of crops from seed, you’ll run out of summer before the crops come to maturity.
You can start these crops from seed indoors a few months ahead of time, but that requires seed-starting supplies, such as pots and grow lights, and can be a wee bit frustrating for first-time gardeners. For crops that require a long growing season, consider buying seedlings instead of seeds.
On the other hand, there actually are many other plants that prefer to be direct-seeded into the garden because they don’t like having their roots disturbed. Plant seeds for easy-to-grow crops such as cucumbers, squash, peas, bush and climbing beans, and herbs such as dill, cilantro, and basil.