Weston Miller, community and urban horticulturist for the Oregon State University Extension Service, demonstrates two methods for planting early season vegetables: direct seeding to the garden, and indoor seeding in trays and cells. In these two how-to videos, Miller provides detailed information to help ensure whichever seeding method is used for growing vegetables, the eventual outcome will be a more robust harvest.
In this first video, Weston demonstrates the following ‘cut & come again’ vegetables to begin growing in flats: cilantro, arugula, mustard greens, and other salad greens. The seeds are started in indoor trays before being transplanted into the garden. Miller also shows how to plant other vegetable seeds in small and large size cell trays.
Direct Seeding Method
In the direct seeding method, Weston Miller demonstrates the types of vegetables to grow by direct seeding in the early Spring garden: potatoes, peas, carrots, beets, radishes, arugula, lava beans, and mustard greens. Some of the topics that he covers includes spacing and depth requirements for the different size vegetable seeds, and how to prevent ‘soil crusting’ for the smaller seed vegetables, such as carrots.