Growing vegetables from seed is a great way to experiment with varieties that you can’t find at your local garden center (or supermarket, for that matter). Come January/February the seed catalogs start arriving, and we gardeners start dreaming, but when and how do you use seeds?
In 2012 our youth gardening chair, Monika Hannemann, gave a talk to Maplewood Green Drinks on how to start vegetable plants from seed—tailored to the needs of gardeners in Maplewood, NJ. She generously shared the presentation with us.
Rutgers University maintains a library of fact sheets for the home gardener. Here are links to two, specifically about vegetables:
Varieties for New Jersey Home Vegetable Gardeners
Mail Order Vegetable Seed Sources for the NJ Home Gardener