Have you already gone through your spring/summer seed wish list and purchased all that you need? How did you go about making your selections for your expected garden? As always, there’s a chance you might have left out something very necessary for your garden and just haven’t realised it yet.
With a better way of creating that wish list and knowing what to look for, hopefully you wont leave out anything in the future. Take a look at this quick guide for helping you choose your seeds and you should be busy exercising that green thumb of yours in no time.
Be sure to read all labels
Learning as much as possible about the seeds you are thinking about is crucial to their survival. Knowing whether they require a certain environment you may not have is definitely something you’ll need to know among other things that can very easily be discovered just by taking the time to read the labels.
Purchase more than you think you will need (when possible)
Vegetable such as lettuce, radish, spinach and beans tend to grow fast and can be planted many times during spring/summer seasons. Therefore, if you want to maximise on your harvest, buy as many seeds as possible in advance.
Be very selective with what seeds you will buy
It your family or another family won’t benefit from the harvest, it’s best not to waste the time, energy and space to plant those seeds. However, with each passing season, trying out new seeds a little at a time can become a benefit if they have an immediate benefit.
Consider the amount of space you have
This one really goes without saying. If you don’t have a lot of space to grow a certain amount of smaller veggies, don’t try planting things that will need a lot of space. If you only have enough space for things like tomatoes, beans or peppers, don’t try planting watermelon and pumpkin in that same space.
Check out ordering seeds online
There may come a time you will look for a certain type of seed and not find it in your area. Seeking out some of those seeds online can prove to be a great help to remedy cases of those hard to find seeds you have on your wish list.
This has just been a quick reminder of some things to be mindful of when choosing the seeds you want to plant in your garden. What are some things you like to do when deciding on which seeds you’ll buy? Adding some or all of these into that process will help make your wish list much more economical and attainable for the long-term.