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The Benefits of Planning Your Seeds in February and Marchin Informational
Yes, it’s too early for most of us in the Pacific Northwest to start planting outside (with a few exceptions), but it is not too early to start planning what seeds you will need soon. In today’s blog article, we’re going to talk about the benefits of starting to think about your seeds and your garden now.
The first benefit is one of time. You have time to really sit back and think about what you want to plant. Do you want to grow flowers for cutting? Vegetables? Or just plants to attract pollinators. Most of these can be grown from seed.
There is no hurry in February and March. Don’t wait until May when your seedlings need to be coming up, and you’re still waiting for your seeds to arrive in the mail.
Use your time wisely. Do you want to grow something new this year? Something you recently heard about? Or do you need a new crop rotation strategy?
If you know what you want, you have a much better chance of being able to find the seeds you want now than if you wait until May or June. Order seeds now if you know what you want. Unusual varieties of seeds will run out quickly.
Some people even want to start growing seeds now. But if you want to do that, then you will need either artificial grow lighting, a south-facing window, or a sun room. Getting seeds to germinate is not difficult. However, once germinated, the seeds will need a lot of light once they have true leaves. If you don’t give them enough light inside, you will have long, leggy disasters. So, don’t start your seeds yet unless you can offer them adequate light until it’s warm enough to move them outside.
Stop by our store in Surrey, and we will be happy to talk to you about seeds.
Art Knapp has 15 locations across British Columbia and is well known as the go-to garden centre for everything garden-related. Art Knapp, himself, began the business in the 1940's, and now, 80 years later, you can find more than he ever dreamed of in our stores. Come and see us on King George Boulevard in Surrey.
If you have any questions about this article or want to talk to us about gardening, just give us a call at (604) 596-9201.