I realize in some areas transplants are the best because of weather, but I live in FL and it is warm alot, well actually hot alot. Anyhow my questions has anyone ever compared transplants to seeds and see which perform better. I do seeds in one planter and they seem to take foreveeeeeer!
Then I transplant, and I guess I am afraid it will be to hot or to wet directly in the raised bed. Any thoughts or suggestions Would I gain more time by doing it right in the raised bed, I know every time you move a plant it needs time to adapt. Some of course like squash shoot up as soon as I put a seed in the ground - others it is like watching snails race.
I am impatient and wth fall around the corner I have no idea how long in advance to start some of these seeds. Right now I have eggplant in a planter and it has been 10 days and they have all spouted - but it seems so slow - they are so tiny. I was hoping to get a second bunch before fall - Should I use something on the seeds, or add something to make them get a better head start. Or do I just need to get a good book and wait. Thanks in advance. I appreciate all advice. One thing in FL - transplants are hard to come by in FL in mid-summer - they have moved on to other items at most places
I love this! - There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.