Growing vegetables from seeds in the home garden is one of the most economical ways to grow your own food. When buying vegetable seeds for sale on line, pay attention to the vegetable variety's space requirements and days to maturity, or how long it takes to produce vegetables. Some vegetable seed, like pepper and tomato seed, is started indoors in the spring and then the seedlings are transplanted to the garden. Other vegetable seed, like corn and lettuce, are directly sown into the garden soil. When selecting vegetable seed to grow, many gardeners select their favorites and map out where in the garden they plan to grow them.