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Seeds are nature’s way of reproducing plant life. But we can also grow plants deliberately from garden seeds ourselves, either directly in the ground, or in containers where we tend the growing seedlings until they are strong enough for us to plant them out. Most of us plant garden seeds that are produced commercially.





What Garden Seeds to Plant at Home


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There are probably millions of garden seeds on the market that you can plant in your garden. In fact, the choice for someone who has never planted garden seeds before is mind boggling. So how on earth do you decide what garden seeds to plant at home?


Probably the two most important factors relate to what kind of garden you want to create from garden seeds, and the seed type that is suitable for your ground and climate. Conveniently, producers of commercial garden seeds provide packaging that includes comprehensive information to help gardeners such as:


     •    when to sow the garden seeds
     •    what is the best position for particular garden seeds (for example,
           full sun or shade, or partial shade)
     •    the ideal germinating temperature
     •    when and how to space seedlings
     •    the eventual height of the plants grown from garden seeds


garden seedsIn addition, when choosing garden seeds think about what types of planters you will be using. Some garden seeds are specific for ground soil, while others do just fine in any type of container.


So always study the packaging information before deciding which garden seeds to plant.


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