The Pros and Cons of Direct Sowing and Transplanting


| 2/28/2019 10:03:00 AM


 

Transplants (such as shown here in February) help get earlier harvests.

When is it better to direct sow a crop in the ground and when is it better to sow indoors and transplant later? Some crops grow better started one way or the other, sometimes the weather or the equipment you have will make the difference. I like using transplants, so I'll start with that.

Here are the pros and cons of transplanting

Pros

You'll start seed in more ideal conditions in greenhouse: better growth, more fun!

You can start earlier than outside, and so get earlier harvests.



It is easier to care for new seedlings indoors (major weather events stay outdoors!)





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