Easy to Grow Seeds

VEGGIES

SQUASH

All types of squash are very easy to grow from seed. Wait until the ground has warmed in the spring, and then plant the seeds in a sunny location.  

CUCUMBERS

Cucumbers can be started indoors, but they are sensitive to being transplanted.  So it’s best to plant the seeds directly into the garden in the spring.  

PEPPERS

Start the seeds indoors 8 – 12 weeks before last frost.  Plant the seedlings into the garden in late spring or early summer. 

BEANS

Plant bean seeds directly into the garden a few weeks after your last frost date, once the soil has warmed up in the spring.

EDAMAME

One of the easiest seeds to grow.  They won’t tolerate the cold though, so plant the seeds in the ground after the danger of frost.  

PUMPKIN

They don’t like the cold, so plant the seeds outdoors 2 weeks after the last spring frost once the soil has warmed. 

FRUITS

RASPBERRIES

Raspberries need full sun, and are best planted in spring after the treat of frost has passed.  

CURRANTS

Red and white currants prefer cooler climates and will even grow well in shade.  If you’ve got a sweet tooth, opt for white currants.  Black currants require very little care. 

DWARF PEARS

A dwarf tree is easy but delicate, so place it in a spot out of direct wind.  Also, while it’s healthy to prune trees, you’ll wan to limit pruning to only severely damaged or broken branches. 

STRAWBERRIES

Plant in the spring once nighttime temperatures consistently remain 35 degrees Fahrenheit or above. You can even plant as late as mid-June.

BLUEBERRIES

Berries should also be grown in well-drained soil in full sun to maximize your harvest.  Once planted, deeply water, deep enough to moisten roots.  1 – 3 inches each week. 

CITRUS

An important detail when planting citrus is to watch to salt levels of your soil.  Symptoms of salt damage can range from slow growth of plants to burnt edges on leaves. 

Flowers

SUNFLOWERS

Sow seeds outdoors after the threat of frost has passed.  If you have a short growing season they can be stated indoors.  Perennial sunflowers should be planted in spring or fall. 

MORNING GLORY

These are easily grown from seed and can be started indoors 4 – 6 weeks before the last spring frost.  If sown directly into the garden, plant after threat of frost and once the ground has warmed up to 64 F.  

SWEET PEAS

Sweet peas are easy to grow.  The most important thing: get them in the ground early to take advantage of cool spring weather.  All varieties make excellent cut flowers. 

ZINNIAS

As long as there is no further threat of frost, zinnias can be planted any time through the end of June. 

DAISY 

Plant your daisies in full sun.  Good soil drainage is also needed.  Daisies do not like wet feet.  

MILKWEED

Milkweed seed can be planted directly in soil, or started indoors.  You can sow milkweed seeds by scattering them on the soil surface 1/4 – 1/2 inch apart, and then cover them with about 1/4 inch of additional soil.  

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