For me there is a special pleasure of growing my vegetables all the way from seed to harvest, as opposed to buying seedlings.
Not that I don’t sometimes “cheat” and get seedlings from the nursery, but I grow the majority of my veggies from seed.
There is something about nursing my “babies” along all from germination and all the way through to full maturity that is so satisfying. It also doesn’t hurt that it gives me some gardening to do in the cold and chill of rainy Oregon winters, when there is nothing to do in the garden outdoors.
By starting my garden from seed, I get to start the garden season indoors, in late January or early February, when I plant my onions. Followed soon by the first sowing of greens, and then in March, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and more.
Here is a link to the “Seed Starting” part of my blog: