Top Seeds for New Gardeners

Park Seed Co. offers up a few suggestions that will thrill new and experienced gardeners alike.

| October 30, 2009

Starting a garden from seed is an incredible experience for a new gardener. To maximize their success with growing flowers, herbs and vegetables from seed, new gardeners can benefit from choosing seeds proven to be easy and reliable. So which seeds are best for new gardeners? Stephanie Turner, Park Seed Co.’s seeds and accessories manager, has created a list of 10 seed suggestions for those new to gardening. The following are examples of seeds that are perfect for new gardeners. They are not only easy to grow, they will also yield delightful results.

Bean Festina, Phaseolus vulgaris Festina

Resistant to common bean mosaic virus, this vigorous, bushy little plant sets nice straight pods about 6 inches long and full of rich flavor and nutrition.

Squash Park's Straightneck, Park's Straightneck

Ripening 8 to 9 inches long, these slender, heavy squashes have very thin skins for a more tender, succulent bite. You get the same yield from fewer plants than other varieties.

Cucumber Salad Bush Hybrid, Cucumis sativus Salad Bush Hybrid

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