There are advantages and disadvantages to starting plants from seeds. A definite advantage is that you can grow selections of veggies and flowers that you may not find as young plants at the garden centre. If you’re planting a large selection of veggies and flowers, seeding can be more economical than buying the plants.
We are all tempted to start lots of seeds and grow a myriad of vegetables, but narrow it to a list that is your family’s favourites. Even though peas or beans may be easy to grow, if you do not typically eat them, don’t let them take up your valuable garden space and time.
No to discourage you, but if you are a true beginner at gardening and are looking to only start some basic varieties, consider purchasing most of your plants and start out seeding only a few things this year. You will be an expert in no time!
Indoors vs outdoors? Keeping in mind as you plan and research, many veggie and flower plants do very well and prefer direct sow (planting seeds directly in the garden). Definitely my personal preference for gardening - no muss, no fuss! Do your research, make your choices and plan accordingly! For timing and which veggies can be started outside refer to the seed packages or click here to check this handy chart.