If you’re new to gardening, it’s intimidating to grow from seed. There are a lot…


If you’re new to gardening, it’s intimidating to grow from seed. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, so here are 9 of my favorite foolproof crops to try growing from seed. I selected these for their popularity, germination time, and relative ease of growing to harvest without any major issues:

1. Beans – Dragon’s Tongue, Contender
2. Cucumbers – Marketmore 76, Iznik F1
3. Beets – Chioggia, Golden, Badger Flame
4. Brassicas – Dazzling Blue Kale, Beni Houshi Mizuna
5. Radish – Black Spanish, Daikon, French Breakfast
6. Peas – Desiree Dwarf Blauwshokker
7. Summer Squash – Crookneck, Pattypan, Zucchinis
8. Lettuce – Lunix, Salanova, Little Gem
9. Sunflowers – Autumn Beauty, Golden Bear, Moulin Rouge



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