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4. Growing Seedlings

There are two ways to grow your seedlings—in the ground or in containers. Naturally, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. In general, seedlings in the ground (called bareroot seedlings) grow slower than seedlings grown in containers, especially when containers are in a greenhouse or sheltered growing area. For the home gardener, it probably boils down to personal preference, space availability, whether or not you have a greenhouse, and conditions of the soil you have to work with.

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Author(s): R. Kasten Dumroese, Thomas D. Landis, David L. Wenny

Publication: Raising Seedlings at Home

Section: Chapter 3