Some Vegetables Are Better from Seed
Instead of selling some vegetables as plants, we sell them as seeds instead. We do this for several reasons:
- Early May is just too early for some tender and fragile plants to be outside.
- Plants like melons, cucumbers, and squash are actually vines, which get tangled together and are easily damaged before they can be sold.
- It’s cheaper for you and just as reliable to plant them as seeds directly into the ground. The seeds come with instructions. It’s easy!
- You’ll have access to more varieties, including plants like beans, peas, carrots, radishes, beets, and corn, that don’t transplant well.
- You can share and swap extra seeds with your friends.
- You might want to keep some seeds to plant a late summer crop (especially great for lettuce, carrots, radishes beans, and peas).
We do sell some cold-sensitive plants (marked in the catalog and the website with a symbol that looks like a thermometer), especially tomatoes and peppers, since they need more of a head start in our short growing season. But keep them indoors or in a cold frame for a few weeks after the sale.