The trouble with using transplants to start your garden is the cost. There’s also the depressing lack of options available in the nurseries, especially if you’re looking for heirloom or organic varieties. The best way to keep your initial garden expenditure down and grow the varieties you want is to grow the transplants yourself. Seed starting is something anyone can learn to do, and once you try it, you’ll want to start something from seed every year. There’s just something about knowing that the tomato you’re eating was all you, beginning to end, from seed to sandwich.