Cost/Benefit of Transplants

Courtesy of Bingo B., Boise ID

I’ve found that while starting your own transplants is fun, the money for starting up such an operation will be about the same as buying your starts. If you plan on doing it year-over- year then the investment will pay off, and you know what you will be getting. But for a first year, with other costs involved, I would source out your starts. What you will be saving is a lot of time. However, selling veggie starts at your farmer’s market is quite profitable and would justify the time and start-up expense.