Select which seed varieties you want to grow. Choosing varieties that work best for your growing conditions and take advantage of your environment will ultimately decide the outcome of your growing experience.
Vegetables: Selecting your vegetables before you plan your garden will help ensure that you have the correct amount of space and the best growing conditions. For smaller gardens, choose bush varieties that take up less space. For shorter growing seasons, try fast maturing varieties that can produce maximum yields for your growing season (For Ex: Lettuces, Leafy Vegetables)
Herbs: Choose herbs by size, growing habits and life prediction. Many herbs can live as perennials and will increase in size every season thus needing adequate space to grow and receive the proper nutrition.
Flowers: Flowers can reward gardens with beauty and high pollination rates. Mixing flowers in with your vegetable garden will increase yield potentials. Also, choosing between annuals and perennials can be hard. Annuals can be easily removed and replaced the next season, while perennials will come back every season.