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Updated: August 17, 2017
When deciding what to plant this year, consider starting your plants from seed. Seeds offer a low cost opportunity to establish old favorites and try out new cultivars. In addition, there are typically more plant options when using seeds than purchasing plants. When considering seeds, it is useful to know what information is found on the seed packet.
It is a good idea to keep the seed package after sowing as a reference for future care and harvesting. The diversity of seeds offered can be exciting because of the limitless planting combinations of flowers, fruit, and vegetables to grow and enjoy.
Prepared by Elsa S. Sánchez, assistant professor of horticultural systems management
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