Seeds to Grow Plants and Vegetables

Plants can be grown by a lot of methods including partitioning, dividing or simply sowing seeds to grow plants. While the modern gardeners take on different approaches to cultivating plants, most of the traditional ones prefer buying their seeds. The satisfaction of watching a bud blossom is undeniably the best reward a gardener can get for all his hard work. In the following lines, we will be featuring some seeds that you can use to grow plants; exceptionally beautiful ones, we guarantee!

seeds for plants

Flower Seeds

Balloon flower seeds

Balloon flower seeds

Also known as Chinese Bellflower, Balloon flowers have a huge variety of colors and plant sizes. They instantly bring life to any garden that they bloom in and are quite rough and tough to weather conditions once established. The most common variety “Fuji” can grow up to be 30 inches tall while producing white, pink or blue blossoms.

Traits:

  1. Perennial lifecycle.
  2. 5 to 3.5 feet in height
  3. Medium green foliage
  4. Flower buds swell up like balloons and will pop when blossom having a star-like shape
  5. Blue, violet, white and pink colors

How to Grow:

Growing Balloon flowers by seeds is ideal although they propagate through division and separation as well. Division is only recommended in early spring when they are only 3 to 4 inches tall. Balloon flowers take some time to establish and some bloom in the first year after cultivation.

Taking care of Balloon Flowers:

Balloon flowers are very easy to take care of and blossom well in both cool and warm areas. In warmer regions, bell flowers require partial shade while in the cooler regions, full sunlight is advised. Bell flower can tolerate acidic or less fertile soil but requires well drained soil to flourish. It is a low maintenance plant. As mentioned earlier balloon flowers do not take division well hence divide only when the clump becomes congested.

Clematis Seeds

Clematis Seeds

Owing to their attractive colors and a great diversity in shapes, clematis seeds are rather famous. Clematis Vines add an elegant touch to any garden they are a part of. The clematis has over 250 botanical species providing gardeners to choose from a large selection.

Traits:

  1. Perennial lifecycle.
  2. Scented
  3. Aerial parts die down in winters
  4. New shoots grow from the base

How to Grow:

Clematis require well drained soil and long sunny days are ideal for their healthy growth if given proper and balanced nourishment. As Clematis grows as a vine, proper support is necessary. Clematis can be successfully grown in containers.

Taking care of Clematis:

The clematis is generally a plant that requires not much of care although proper nutritioning is recommended. The plant needs to be watered every now and then but take care so as to not flood it.

Vegetable Seeds

Tomato Seeds

tomato-seedlings

From burgers and sausages to salads and pasta, tomatoes find their use everywhere. These are exceptionally easy to grow and can be grown even in a small backyard. If you prefer to eat your fruit off the stem, go for cherry or grape tomatoes.

Traits:

  1. Tomato plants are less than 3 feet generally however some can grow up to 10 feet tall.
  2. Varying colors and shapes. Some tomatoes are pinkish or orange even when ripe.
  3. Generally round but variations like bell-shapes and plum shapes can be seen.

How to Grow:

Tomatoes do well in a bright airy spot. When planting seeds leave enough room between the seeds so that when they grow up as plants, enough air circulation can be provided. At least ten hours of sunlight is healthy for a tomato plant.

Taking care of Tomatoes:

Water the plants deeply once a week or once every five days for warmer areas. Water the soil, not the leaves. Look out for the non-fruiting branches and cut them off as they only take up energy from the plant.

Water Melon Seeds

Water melon is a fresh treat for summertime and is indeed an all-round favorite vegetable. Yes, watermelon, despite common belief is a vegetable. Moreover, water melons are very easy to grow in a kitchen garden.

Traits:

  1. Long growing season, at least 80 days
  2. Vines can reach up to 20 feet in length
  3. Watering is seldom necessary unless the soil runs very dry

How to Grow:

Plant water melon in a large area so that even when the vines grow, air circulation can keep up. While planting water melons, mix the soil with any organic matter like compost. A fertilizer high in Nitrogen is also recommended for better growth.

Taking care of Water Melons:

Pollinating insects should be allowed to reach the plants so do not cover them once water melons have bloomed. To take care of pests spray with organic pest control insecticides.

Shrubs Seeds

Shrubs Seeds

Hibiscus

A shrub that has ridiculously beautiful flowers, hibiscus attracts butterflies and humming birds to gardens. Hibiscus plant cab be either grown as a hedge or planted singly.

Traits:

  1. Plant height up to 15 feet
  2. Flowers can grow up to 6 inches in diameter
  3. Flaunt dark green leaves

How to Grow:

Hibiscus plants require 3 to 6 feet of space between consecutive plants. The ideal planting season is spring-summer. Hibiscus can do well in any soil type provided that the soil quality is not very poor. If that is the case, the soil should first be treated with compost and then the hibiscus should be planted.

Taking care of Hibiscus:

Hibiscus are sensitive to cold and should be taken care of during the winters. The plant requires watering frequently but does not essentially needs to be soaked in water. Feeding the plant once every fortnight is recommended during the growing season. Trim the extra branches occasionally to avoid a side shoot.

Hydrangea Seeds

An exceptionally beautiful shrub which can increase the beauty of any garden it blooms in, instantly. Known for their large flower heads, versatility and seamless beauty, Hydrangeas are the ideal shrub to plant in your garden if you are an aesthetic gardener.

 Traits:

  1. Cup, capsule or berry-shaped fruit.
  2. Most hydrangeas have simple, large, green leaves.
  3. Seeds are often winged.

How to Grow:

Hydrangeas require high quality soil with high percentages of nutrients and organic matter. The soil needs to be well-drained and moist. Once the seeds have hatched, it is recommended that they be moved to a sunny location.

Taking care of Hydrangeas:

While hydrangeas require frequent watering, over watering them may cause root damage. Dead flowers or stubs should be immediately removed from near the plants as they increase the chances of infection in the Hydrangeas.

Written by Ali

Ali Qayyum is a professional Web Designer and Web Developer. In my spare time, i do gardening and love nature. Its my hobby to share my experience.

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