Vegetable Seeds That can be Directly Sown

Growing your vegetables by sowing a seed is the most economical way to start your garden. The plants on this list do not require any heating mats and thrive well easily in ordinary garden soil.

Here is a list of seeds that can be directly grown in your garden:

Leaf Lettuce

Leaf lettuce is easy to grow, and if you sow a bit more seed you will have a constant supply for salads and sandwiches the whole season.

Spinach is high in nutrients and antioxidants, cooked in a huge variety of dishes. Plant your spinach when the sunlight is strong or in part shade and water regularly.


Dill leaves not only work well in recipes but they also attract swallowtail butterflies to your garden and is host plant for the female butterflies to lay eggs to feed their caterpillars.


Pumpkin seeds are easy to grow. They work well when planted in the garden because transplanting can hinder their growth. Sow seeds 2 weeks after in late spring when the seeds have warmed up.


Radishes prefer strong sunlight but thrive well in part shade. Also, keep the soil moist and you will get clusters of mildly peppery roots in no time.


A great seed for an amateur to grow, beans are best to direct sow instead of starting them indoors.


Sow seeds directly into your garden as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Plant in a well drained area and avoid pre- soaking.


Always directly sow the carrot seeds because any type of root hindrance can lead to further deformities. Plant the seeds before the last spring frost, when the soil is workable.


Cucumbers do not prefer to be transplanted so it is best to directly sow the seeds. Ensure that the soil is warm and plant them under the strong sunlight.