5 Reasons to Grow Your Garden From Seed

5 Reasons to Grow Your Garden From Seed

My husband says that sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. This was certainly true two years ago when, ignoring all advice to start small and easy, I decided to start my first vegetable garden entirely from seed.

It didn't go as planned, but I'm determined.

Last summer, we moved and renovated a house. The only garden I had was a few pots sitting on the deck that mostly went neglected as we made trips back and forth between our old house, our hotel and the new house. This year, however, I will start again in earnest with our brand-new garden -- a total of eight raised beds with 136 square feet of growing space. Many very successful gardeners attribute their bountiful harvests to careful sourcing of healthy seedlings from their trusted nursery. While I think this approach is perfectly fine, I choose growing vegetables from seed for a number of reasons. Here are my top five.


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