By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger
If you’re trying to overcome your seed starting fear by growing the five easy vegetables I recommended growing from seed, add these five annuals to your garden too.
Even if the goal of your garden is to grow your own food, you need flowers to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects to your garden.
Sunflowers aren’t supposed to take well to transplanting, so sow the seeds directly into the ground when the weather warms up. Small sunflowers grown for cuttings can be sown in large pots, but for a dramatic effect grow some of the giant varieties like ‘Mammoth.’ At the base of sunflowers you can plant beans that will grow up the sunflower stalk as a support.