Why Grow from Seed?
There is no better way to feel connected to the earth than by planting and caring for a garden. It will be come your sanctuary. Your dwelling place for creativity. Your botanical story.
Why grow from seed?
First and foremost, growing from seed gives you access to so many more varieties than what your local garden center offers, allowing you to create a garden unique to you.
Moreover, growing from seed also allows you to get a jumpstart on your growing year, resulting in a higher harvest yield and a longer growing season.
Third, a packet of seeds costs significantly less than the same number of starter plants at the nursery and many seed packets can be saved and used several years in a row. The cost-savings can be quite substantial.
But more than all of this, the primary reason I grow from seed is that it gives you the peace of mind that you are growing truly organic botanicals grown in truly organic soil that have not been sprayed with any type of chemical fertilizer or pesticide.
If you aren't sure where to begin, consider my Cottage Seed Collection. It contains eight varieties of my favorite herbs and flowers from last year's garden that are easy to grow, beautiful, and bountiful. Moreover, these curated varieties of dahlia, cosmos, strawflower, bee balm, calendula, sweet pea, marigold, and love-in-a-mist coordinate together to make lovely cut flower arrangements that contain what I like to call, The 5Fs: focal flower, flutter, foliage and fragrance.
Let's do it!
Now that you're ready to jump in, start by visiting my seed sale! You'll find a curated line of seed varieties in a boutique collection. Every seed has been hand-picked from my backyard garden, hand-processed, hand-labeled and hand-packaged with care by yours truly. In addition to being organic and small batch, the botanicals you grow are perfect additions to any backyard cottage garden AND coordinate beautifully together for cut flower arrangements all season long. Many of the botanicals in my shop are also ideal for drying and using for fiber arts and crafting long after your growing season has ended.
I have my seeds! Now what?
Once you have purchased your seeds, visit my Amazon affiliate page: To Grow A Garden shelf for some of my favorite seed starting and gardening supplies and Barebones Gardening and Foraging Tools for my favorite garden tools. This article will guide you through the process of gathering the essential supplies needed to be successful:
Now that you are equipped with the basics, here are some additional journal articles I've written to help you on your journey growing from seed: