Growing vegetables from seeds is cheaper, offers more variety, and some vegetables simply do not survive being transplanted.
Lettuce can be grown all year round in most climates. Its endless assortment of leaf shapes and colors keeps gardening interesting.
Beans grow even in fairly poor soil, fixing the nitrogen as they go! They are fast growers and thrive in warm, moist soil.
Plant peas as soon as the soil can be worked. To harvest a continuous supply, simultaneously sow varieties with different maturity dates.
Radishes can be harvested in as little as 24 days after planting. They can be inter-planted with slower-growing vegetables.
Carrots are easy to grow in loose, sandy soil during the cooler periods of the growing season. They come in a range of colors.
Cucumbers require a fertilizer high in nitrogen and potassium. They love the sun and do well when planted next to a fence or corn.
Kale is very hardy and can grow in a wide range of temperatures. It can be harvested at many different stages, and the buds and flowers are edible too.