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Starting Seeds Outdoors for your Garden

Starting seed germination outdoors directly into the soil is  the best choice for certain types of fruits and vegetables. Most notably, root crops like carrots and potatoes are recommended to be started outdoors. Root crops are susceptible to damage when their roots are tampered with, so attempting to transplant them is usually a bad idea. This article is designed to provide a few tips if you plan on starting our garden seeds outdoors directly into the soil.

Requirements for Seed Germination

Knowing the conditions required for seed germination is essential. Some plants require warm conditions, while others will do best in colder climate. Make sure to check out our plant list to research the ideal conditions for seed germination. You have less control over the climate when you start seeds outdoors, so it is essential that the timing is right. Planting seeds too early in the season, or too late, may need up leading to a less than perfect garden.

The following vegetables will typically do best when the seeds are started directly into the soil.

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radish
  • Corn
  • Salad Green

Learn how to choose seeds for your garden.