Hi Harvest Hero’s,

Winter is when I use my time to buy any seeds I need for my spring garden. If youโ€™re having trouble deciding, here are my 6 essentials you can follow to help you in your selections:

๐Ÿ. ๐๐ฎ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐š ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ. Seed packets should note the year the seed was packaged, the germination rate, and chemical treatments, if any, that were used.

๐Ÿ. ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ฏ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ. It’s important to know the different types of seeds, such as open-pollinated, hybrid, heirloom, organic, and GMO. Each type has unique characteristics and advantages.

๐Ÿ‘. ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ. Be cautious about where you buy your seeds. Seeds stored in outdoor racks may be exposed to humidity, affecting their viability.

๐Ÿ’. ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐„๐š๐ญ. Choose seeds for plants you enjoy eating and buy frequently.

๐Ÿ“. ๐‹๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž. Especially if you’ve had issues with certain diseases in your garden, look for seed varieties that are resistant to these diseases.

๐Ÿ”. ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐†๐š๐ซ๐๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. Prioritize seeds based on your personal preferences, such as organic, open-pollinated, or specific varieties suited to your garden’s climate and soil type.

I hope this helps you. Stay tuned for my next seed selection tips on adaptation. Until then, Harvest Heros,

Keep Cultivating Greatness!