Answer: The answer to your question is "It depends." If you enjoy seed starting and caring for the seedlings, or if you want to grow a specialized variety of a certain plant, if you want very large quantities of plants, or if your local retail sources are insufficient for whatever reason, then it is "worth" it. It is not terribly difficult but it does take some effort and patience and time. I think you will find the following two articles
Seedstarting Made Easy at http://www.gardeners.com/gardeners/bgbseedstart.html
Seedling Savvy at http://22.214.171.124/nga/articledetails.taf?id=514&kwd=seed&A...
helpful and informative enough to get you started if you decide to give it a try.
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