You’re poring over your seed catalog, looking at seed online or better yet choosing your seed in the seed store. Hopefully, you’ve narrowed your choices. Making a list is a wise way to finally make your decision.
Let’s see what the seed packet says. The description should entice you to consider your options.
- Title of pack – the variety and color
- Catalog number, Lot number, amount of seed, cost, sell by date
- Days to maturity –
- Direct sowing of seeds- days from the time you sow the seeds to the time of harvest. i.e. – beets, carrots, beans, peas, kale, lettuce, borage, dill, zinnia, sunflower
- Transplants from germinated seed – days from time of transplanting into garden to the time of harvest. i.e. – cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, tomato, pepper, eggplant, basil, thyme, petunia, snapdragon
- A more detailed description of variety – color, height/length, weight, health benefit and overall appeal.
- Detailed planting instructions – seasons for sowing, planting depth, seedling care, possible succession planting (timed, multiple sowing), soil requirements, temperature requirements, moisture requirements.
- Seed company – pertinent company information