Peter Garnham is a Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardener and a commercial herb and vegetable grower at EECO Farm in East Hampton.

    Starting with Seeds

    There is no doubt that the easiest way to start a garden is to go to a local nursery and buy young plants, ready to pop in the ground. But if you want to grow a particular vegetable or flower variety, planting from seed is the way to go because nurseries are limited in what they can stock.