How to Plant Vegetable Seeds Outdoors

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Plant vegetable seeds outdoors by waiting until after the last frost, selecting seeds that grow well in the area and planting in either early or late spring. Work vegetable seeds into the soil, making sure they are far enough apart from each other, using... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment, we're going to talk about how to raise vegetable seeds outdoors. Or how to plant vegetable seeds outdoors. Well many vegetables, you can start indoors, and then that way you can put them outdoors and have a crop earlier in the season. But it's really easy to plant vegetables right into the ground. Because as long as there's not frost, and you've waited to plant at least two weeks after the latest frost on your cold climate vegetables like corn, and carrots and peas, then they will grow right away an you'll have vegetables that summer. Where as if you have tomatoes, you don't want to put those seeds until it's at least 50 degrees at night, and 70 degrees during the day. So by selecting the seeds that are going to do best in your area, and planting them either in early spring or late spring, or even early summer if it's a, like a watermelon or a plant that really isn't going to get going till it gets really warm out, you will find that you have even better success. And when you're planting your vegetable seeds, you just lay them into the soil and use a rake, and kind of rake it in or just use your fingers. And as long as the seeds are worked into the soil, they'll grow really well. And always remember if you have a plant like corn, they need to be three feet apart. So when you're planting your vegetable seeds outdoors, always make sure and plant them the right amount of space in between. Because corn really should be about three feet apart, whereas spinach can be only five or six inches apart, and peas only need to be three inches apart, because they need something to grab onto like a trellis or little teepee and then they'll vine up that. So really, do your research, and make sure and space them out evenly. And that way you're not wasting any of your space in your garden, and you can get the most vegetables with the least amount of space.