Choosing The Right Vegetable Seeds
April 09, 2021
When it comes to starting your own garden, you've probably considered growing a vegetable or two. They are the healthiest thing you could eat after all. But you may be asking yourself which vegetables you want to grow. Well, luckily for you, this is where we come in. Over the past several years, M & M Garden Designs has developed and harnessed an extensive amount of knowledge when it comes to growing specific vegetables. We've discovered some that are easy to grow and some not so quite.
When it comes to growing vegetables in your garden, it's essential to understand that this is no easy feat, no matter which vegetable you end up choosing to grow. But no matter what vegetable you end up growing, it all comes down to one simple thing: the seeds. Choosing the right vegetable seeds can make or break your garden, so it's not a decision to be made lightly. This is why we're here to help. Here are the kinds of vegetable seeds you should be on the lookout for.
Yes, these seeds are just as they sound: organic. This means that no additional products are added, such as synthetic fertilizer, pesticide, and even fungicides. As the name would imply, organic seeds are a perfect choice if you are growing an organic garden. The only downside to organic seeds is that they are usually more expensive than conventional and traditional seeds. But no matter the price tag, organic seeds are known for making your garden pure and organically grown.
Another self-explanatory seed, hybrid seeds are seeds that are formed by the crossing of two separate parent plants. They are specifically made to obtain particular characteristics such as color, sweetness, and even disease resistance. It's important to note that the process of creating hybrid seeds is an organic and natural process. Hybrid seeds are usually the most popular type of seed when it comes to growing a vegetable garden due to the many possibilities they provide.
Genetically Modified Seeds
Now we're getting into the more unknown seeds. Also known as GMO seeds, genetically modified seeds are seeds that are manufactured using genetic engineering. GMO seeds are usually designed and created in a laboratory instead of a garden or field. This is what separates genetically modified seeds from organic and openly pollinated seeds. Usually, home gardens stay away from genetically modified seeds due to how extensive and brutal they are to grow without outside help.
A Mixture Of Them All
Most gardeners like to mix and match their vegetable seeds to make a more versatile and flexible garden. This is not only perfectly okay but encouraged. In order to get the garden of your dreams, you will probably have to mix and match every aspect of your garden. From the containers you use to the type of fertilizer you purchase, every garden is made up of important choices that are entirely up to the gardener. This is why it's important to take your time when making these choices and not run into anything too fast.