How to Plant Big Seeds

Overview

Large seeds, such as the kind found in gourds, sunflowers or nasturtium flowers, make a showy and flavorful vegetable garden. There is no need to start large seeds indoors early. Instead, they can be sown directly into the ground. These seeds produce blooms throughout the growing season and can be harvested easily in the fall. Seeds such as these are great for long-term gardeners and beginners alike because they are simple to plant, sprout easily and grow quickly.

Step 1

Plant seeds directly into the ground once the danger of frost has passed.

Step 2

Create a mound for sprawling vine plants such as gourds. This helps to keep the roots dry.

Step 3

Bury seeds in the ground using the hole method. Large seeds do well when planted using this method, which involves poking a hole in the ground to the proper planting depth. Make each hole twice as tall as the seed.

Step 4

Drop a seed into each hole. Plant several gourd seeds in each hillside.

Step 5

Close the holes by raking the soil on either side of the hole. This will force dirt onto the hole without disturbing the seeds.

Step 6

Water the seeds thoroughly with a watering can or garden hose.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden trowel
  • Garden rake
  • Garden gloves
  • Watering can
  • Garden hose

References

  • How to Grow Sunflower Plants
  • Growing Pumpkins
  • eeds that are Easy to Grow!

Who Can Help

  • Growing Nasturtium Flowers
Keywords: beginner's garden, large seeds, edible plants

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