Transplant Vs Direct Sowing

Planting season is around the corner and nature enthusiasts must be contemplating about what they should go with directly sowing the seeds or transplanting it.

Direct sowing is simply sowing the seeds directly and transplanting is planting the seeds ahead of time.

Vegetables like radishes and carrots thrive well if directly sowed and there is no damage to their roots during transplantation.

Before sowing the seeds make sure the area is weed free and it is clear, there are no stones. After that follow the seed packet directions for sowing as per the depth and spacing.

Press the seeds lightly to ensure the surface is smooth and be sure to demarc the area so that you remember what and where you have grown.

This process is simpler than transplanting as sowing is dependent on the weather. When planting seeds into the soil you want the soil that is favorable for them to grow.


Transplanting means moving a plant and replanting it in another space. The process of transplantation ensures the plant seedlings get the right space and consistent uniformity of nutrients, water and sunlight.

Here are few great tips for DIRECT SOWING

– Timing – Avoid frost – Clean your garden area – Prep your soil – Check your soil – Mark your area – Scratch the seed coating – Soak the seeds – Check for plant Information

Tips for Transplantation

- Avoid Frost - Clean Your Garden Bed - Water Your Plants

Prepare your garden well and ensure the soil is warm and the soil is frost free. Use any of the method to plant your garden.

Vegetables like beans, peas, etc. are ideal for direct sowing as the seeds have hard coating.

Transplant crops are the best for certain vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, etc.