5 Types of Vegetables You should NEVER Start Indoors EVER!


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the information so what I want to talk

about today is not gonna be very long at


but it's plants that you never want to

start indoors these are plants that you

can grow indoors we have some of them

growing here in fact but they're never

going to be transplanted these are going

to be growing to full maturity indoors

I'm going to talk about specifically

plants that you do not want to start

early indoors and transplant outdoors

because if you want any success at all

and we've done videos on this in the

past but I want to talk about this

specifically if you want any success at

all with fruit crops or some of the

other plants that you're going to plant

out in the garden you do not want to

start them indoors for many reasons the

primary reason is that they just don't

transplant well another thing is that if

they are if their roots get damaged well

then they won't they they won't do well

for you they'll grow but they won't do

well and personally I'm alluding to I'm

actually kind of hinting to the fact of

root crops root crops are some huge ones

that you do not want to plant indoors

and transplant outdoors it's best to

direct so and what I mean by that direct

sowing is basically putting your seed in

outdoors in its final place that it's

going to grow much like we're going

carrots and radishes here they're going

to be maturing here in this bed so we

direct sowed those seeds if you are

growing things like carrots radishes

beets parsnips if it's a root crop you

do not want to start it indoors and

Transplant it out also another thing

that is not well transplanted

are things that are that are are very

large plants things like squash zucchini

pumpkins you do not want to transplant

that indoors and move them outdoors and

the reason is because not because they

won't do as well but because oftentimes

they grow extraor they not oftentimes

they do grow extremely fast and they

grow extremely large and it can be a bit

of a hassle for your transplanting you

know ease of transplanting and

oftentimes you you snap stems and things

like that that when you're transplanting

them outdoors they can be very easily

damaged because they're so large and

unmanageable and I can't tell you how

often I've seen people completely ruin

their starts by just trying you know to

start too much stuff indoors that does

not transition well outdoors so no

squash no zucchini not even really

cucumbers we start all those directly in

the ground or we put them in large pots

outside where where they're going to

have lots of room if you're starting

indoors under lights it's just not a

great idea they take up way too much

space they grow way too fast and if you

have a freak Frost you have to keep them

indoors longer that's just the longer

they're going to get larger and bigger

and the more stress they get so they

just don't do that well it is best to

always direct sow them right into the

ground and the next crop that does not

transition well that I thought is worth

mentioning because I see it happens a

lot is corn folks don't start your corn


repeat after me and promise me that you

will not start your corn indoors corn

does not transplant well and I have

learned this the hard way the first year

I did corn I transplanted outdoors and

we got absolutely nada nothing zilch

in fact many greenhouses sell corn

starts I don't know why don't do it

don't fall for it don't even buy the

starts from a greenhouse or a garden


they do not transplant well and I'm not

even sure why but it is a well

documented it's a well documented in

fact that if you transplant corn for

whatever reason I think it has to do

with transplant shock but I could be



Trant whatever it is the transplant

shock would be my first guess is what

sets the corn back and what will happen

is the fact that you'll get about one or

two foot tall corn stalks nothing will

nothing will really fruit on it if you

do it'll be dinky and small and it will

really just be a waste of space and a

waste of your time and a waste of

nutrients in the soil so just don't do

it and direct so it you'll be far

happier all right and the final thing

that is definitely an optional one but I

would strongly suggest watching or some

of our past videos in high-intensity

gardening for why this one is a never

recommend starting indoors and that is

lettuce lettuce is best direct shown

because when you direct so your lettuce

you can grow high intensity if you start

from starts it's almost impossible to

get the starts close enough to use your

space efficiently even in little tiny

cubes you just can't get them that close

together to make it thus the space as

efficient as possible and so in a high

intensity garden it's best to direct so

your things like leafy greens or

lettuces because they just do far better

and so I always recommend starting those

in the ground but that is an optional

one you can start those indoors it won't

affect your results at all but I can say

from firsthand experience that direct

showing outdoors is far more efficient

if you're doing a high-intensity cut and

coming on style lettuce like we do and

also things that I thought I mentioned

obvious ones tubers and onion sets

things like that if they're a garlic

sets whatever you want to put them

directly outdoors don't start them early

indoors and transplant them out that

never ends up well so those also don't

don't do that either same thing with

like strawberry runners or strawberry

plants they just just best to put them

right in the ground they just don't they

don't really need to come in and start

early plus they're they're usually

better transplanted only once to revenge

plant shock so there you go there's the

plants that you never want to start

indoors early huh I hope you enjoy it I

hope you are getting your season off and

running if you're able to start your

seeds or at least keeping something

going in the ground in the you know

indoors to keep your

occupied I hope you all enjoyed

hopefully you learned something new and

as always this is Luke from the mi

Gardner channel reminding you to grow

big or go home and we'll catch y'all


see on Wednesday bye