2. When starting from seed, you can ensure a longer growing season with higher success rates. By planting indoors early, you’re guaranteed healthy sprouts in the ground with a stable root system. Because these plants are a bit older, they’re naturally more likely to survive transplanting as older plants are less sensitive to environmental changes.
3. Buying new plants is expensive! Growing from seed means you’ll have more green to invest in higher quality tools, nutrients, and eco-conscious gardening choices like the ones found in our Guilt-Free Guide to Seed Starting.
4. That satisfaction from a growing come up is way more rewarding than buying off-the-rack plants. Plus, a certain kind of prestige and awe is awarded to those who grow from seed. The know-how cultivated when caring for seedlings evolves from straight up chance encounters with success into a practiced science all your own. You’ll be touting your newfound knowledge around the community garden with the accolades to match before long. 5. Growing from seed can oftentimes open up your garden to more variety. Monocultures can rid your beds of necessary nutrients. Rotating your crops and trying different varieties of your favorite summer staples is a better long-term decision and a tasty experiment to boot.