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Seeds or Plants How Do You Know Which Is Better For Your Garden?

Spring is just around the corner so it is a good time to think about how to make green things grow. The question comes up: Seeds or plants? How do you know which is better for your garden?

Here are some tips I found useful:

Consider your space

If you don’t have much, go for plants.  Seeds have to be distanced to have room to grow. Plants are easier to visualize in your space.

Consider the effort

Seeds take 30 to 60 minutes a day for care and require grow lights, heat mats, and potting mix.

Consider the calendar

Seeds instructions have optimal times to plant.  If you missed the window, buy the plant.

Consider the plant’s stage

Plugs are starter plants that are brought by the pack so have less chance to become root-bound than plants in pots.

Easy-care plants 

Perennials will comeback year after year.  Also, herbs such as oregano, mint, and lemon balm require little effort.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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