When you walk into a nursery for the first time in spring, it is tempting to just grab the first couple of plants that catch your eye. Everything in the nursery may look lush and enticing, but take a closer look before you buy. Choosing healthy plants can make all the difference for garden success.

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Store shelves are starting to flourish with plant life, lined with starts of every variety. They may look much more enticing than that packet of seeds, but which one is going to give you the best results and the most bang for your buck? Seeds are usually the less expensive choice, but starts offer a less time consuming, convenient way to start a garden.