PLANT­ING SEEDS VS SEEDLINGS

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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.

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