Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cheapskate Garden Tip 4

Seeds, yes, seeds.
Seeds are so cheap compared to plants. I bought some seeds half price last week, for 79 cents a pack, from a major company.
For a wider variety of seeds you will probably pay full price, which is often under $2.00 a packet.
I bought some Botanical Interests seeds, Baby Round Zucchini and a Kohlrabi and Sugar Peas, for a total of about $6.00, and which will produce a bounty of vegetables, or that is my plan!
For sure fire results I find that the most reliable sprouting is from large seeds: zucchini, bean, pea seeds are big and packed with nutrients so are very dependable in sprouting. Carrot, radish, lettuce, mustard and Swiss chard have tiny seeds, yet are dependable too. I grew the Bright Lights Swiss chard from Burpee pictured here and it really has gorgeous stems of yellow and pink and red.

1 comment:

patientgardener said...

I love growing things from seed - I think it one of the things I enjoy most about gardening