Collection: Direct Sow Seeds

Direct sowing is a simple gardening method for planting seeds directly in the ground, bypassing indoor seed starting. It eliminates the need for transplanting and allows root-sensitive plants to thrive. 

As a general rule, seeds that grow into plants with tap roots should be sown directly in the garden because they don't transplant well.

The following seeds grow into root-sensitive seedlings, so you should sow them directly outdoors or germinate indoors in biodegradable pots.  

Direct-sown varieties include cool-season beets, carrots, lettuce, peas, radish, spinach, and turnip, as well as warm-season beans, corn, cucumbers, marigolds, okra, pumpkin, squash, sunflowers, and watermelon.

Other vegetable and flower seeds you can directly sow include leafy greens, root vegetables, and zinnias. Radishes grow quickly, so you won't have time to transplant them anyway!

Cilantro and dill are herbs you should also sow directly outdoors or in the pot where they mature. 

If you have a short growing season, one workaround is using biodegradable peat products. Peat pots and pellets allow you to germinate, grow, and transplant seedlings directly into your garden from one container without disturbing the roots.

So, are you ready to transform your gardening experience? 

With Ferry-Morse's exceptional range of direct-sow seeds, we guarantee a trouble-free journey toward growing vigorous and healthy plants. Give them a try in your garden this growing season, and you'll be thrilled with the results!