PLANTING SEEDS VS SEEDLINGS
Seeds are the cheapest way to grow vegetables and offer the biggest range. But they take more time and need careful watering until they germinate. Seedlings establish better and will be three weeks ahead of seeds. Some plants, like carrots, parsnip, dill and coriander, are best grown from seeds as they don’t cope with transplantation. Follow packet instructions but, generally, plant seeds about 2.5 times deeper than their width – so fine seeds are just covered while larger seeds (like peas, corn and beans) can be a few centimetres under the soil. Stagger planting for continuous crops and water lots and often.