Leftwood said:Root vegetables are never started indoors as transplanted. But since you have already done it, try an experiment:
- Plant the transplants in the garden at the proper time.
- Plant the same seeds in the garden at the proper time (1-3 weeks earlier).
When you compare the harvest, you'll see why.
FYI, kohlrabi, leeks and onions are not root vegetables. The part you eat on these is the stem and/or leaves.
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Leftwood said:Thomas, you ought to do a comparison planting, too. With carrots especially, roots tend to be disfigured from transplanting. Be very gentle with the tap root end when handling.
It's very gratifying, educational and fun to experiment with different methods. You both will find what works best for you.
Bingo1961 said:Questions about starting zinnia seeds. This is my first time trying to grow anything from seeds. I have the Ferry-Morse 72-cell seed tray with the peat pellets.