Start seedlings from the store unless you are an experienced gardener. These plants tend to do better when set out in the garden as seedlings: eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
Buy seeds at nurseries or by mail order starting just after the New Year, when the selection is freshest. Look for seed packets marked as having been packed for the current year. I like to shop at ‘ or Home Depot for seeds and gardening supplies.
Shop for seedlings when your garden is prepared and ready to plant. Keep them moist and don’t let them sit around. Buy healthy and vigorous seedlings. They should stand up straight with no yellow leaves or bug holes.
Unless you are E.T. these dead seedlings have been sitting around too long and cannot be revived. Make sure to plant the right away!