Question Do you plant seeds or seedlings?

Do you use Seeds or Seedlings in the garden?

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Comfort

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Share your gardening style... do you prefer to start with seeds or seedlings.
 

Ash

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Seeds take time and extra care to get them to fruition. Seedlings are a head start and a more sure result if they're taken care of. A lot of hit and miss with seeds, I've found. But then I might be sourcing out dodgy seeds...
 

Comfort

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One advantage of using your own seeds is each generation gets use to your conditions...
 

OskarDoLittle

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Definitely seeds for curcubits (cucumbers, cantaloupe, zucchini), seeds or seedlings for tomatoes. capsicums etc, having a disastrous time at the moment with any salad leaf seeds (too hot I suspect). Disasters for seedlings include - onions (nightmare to separate, don't get any size if you don't separate). Oh and I grew a truck load of Dragon fruit from seed...they're growing well, but I don't think I'll see fruit for YEARS!
 

Mark

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There are advantages of both as we know... I guess I've always felt a plant germinated by seed in place to grow seems to always do better than a transplanted seedling.

I often buy cheap seedlings from the markets it helps the local economy and gives the crop a head start particularly for late plantings.
 

Ash

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I like the idea of supporting our local nurseries and growers. Our local markets in Toowoomba feature a few of these guys, and they do okay but there are only so many seedlings you can buy and plant. Especially the eucalypts (one guy brings in heaps of these)!
 

Helen Auriga

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Peas and beans we plant seeds.
Tomatoes this year have been seedlings donated by a friend who had them growing out of his compost pile, ( it's amusing to wait and see what type of tomato you are going to get).
Eucalypts we plant seed but do not transplant seedlings into the paddock until they are large enough.
P.S. The tomatoes turned out to be bush tomatoes about the size of a ping- pong ball and very tasty.
 

David - coona

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Another vote for both here. Roots get down as seed in situ, likewise peas and beans. Pretty much everything else we start in the greenhouse/nursery in pots and transplant out. Saves on garden bed space, multiple crops per bed per year (if you time it right) I'll let you know when we get it right:)
 

Sherry Robitson

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Share your gardening style... do you prefer to start with seeds or seedlings.
If I only need a 2 or three of something I buy transplants. I like to start tomatoes and peppers in late January and do step up potting as the plants grow bigger. This gives a big head start because Texas heat is unpredictable and having larger plants out as sum as possible is a big plus. I can also nurture and fertilize them and get healthier plants than I can buy.
Another things is that plants in nurseries get moved around and mislabeled, especially tomato plants. So frustrating when your first tomato you’ve waited on for weeks is not the variety you anticipated.
 

DarrenP

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Seeds are definitely the cheaper option, and are the way to go if you are after a particular variety. I like to buy organic, non-GMO seeds; they seem to have a better strike rate than the commercial ones.
Having said that, seedlings are a good way to get a head start in a new season. As an example, I planted two varieties of tomato seedlings, as well as some seeds. This should prolong my harvest.