seeds in the garden or transplants

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Rxnwl, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Rxnwl

    Rxnwl Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Phoenix Az
    I will be ready to plant in the next 3 weeks due to my garden hs to be harvested by June 1 because of the hot weather in the desert.
    I have 2 square foot garden boxes ( which I wasnt at all pleased with last year). Can I plant seeds directly in the garden or would you reccommend transplants? Last year when I tried to put the transplants in, because of the tight space of the squares, I had problems getting the plants in. Thanks for any info.
  2. limhyl

    limhyl Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2004
    North Carolina
    It really depends on what you are wanting to grow and the conditions at the time of planting. If it is fairly cool and moist when you seed, I would reccomend directy into the ground for most things. If you need to get a head start on somethings and it's too cold to plant them out now, say peppers and tomatoes, I woud say start them inside and then when it warms plant them in the box. Two square feet is not that much space though so I guess you have to be choosy about what you grow. Good luck, Theresa.

  3. rwinsouthla

    rwinsouthla Well-Known Member Supporter

    Oct 23, 2005
    South Louisiana
    Short growing season? Seeds for fast growing plants like cukes and squash. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, use transplants. You can buy your own seeds like I do and start in mid-december. I like to have my transplants ready for early February. You can also get a jump on the cukes and squash by starting them early so they are two-three weeks old on the first day you can safely plant. Meaning, you can also grow cukes and squash and transplant them.