Easy Seeds for Beginners

If you are a beginning seed starter, start with "easy seeds" that are quick to germinate and don't require a lot of extra fussing. It's easy to get carried away and buy too many different seed packets. If you are starting seeds for the first time, you may want to limit yourself to no more than ten different types of seedlings. Here are some of our favorites:

Easy Flowers to Start From Seed

  • Calendula
  • Celosia
  • Cosmos
  • Gomphrena
  • Marigold
  • Morning glory
  • Nasturtium
  • Sunflower
  • Srawflower
  • Sweet pea
  • Zinnia

Easy Herbs and Vegetables to Start From Seed

  • Tomato
  • Basil
  • Cucumber
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Cilantro
  • Radish
  • Pumpkins
  • Squash
orange zinniasZinnias are some of the easiest and most rewarding flowers to grow from seed.



Last updated: 07/24/2023