seed planting and propagation
seedling propagation
seedling transplant chart

Not every vegetable is suitable for transplanting as a seedling.  Below is a seedling transplant chart.  Click HERE for a printable PDF version of the chart.

Seedling Transplant Chart

Can be Grown as Seedlings

Not Recomended
 to be Grown as Seedlings

Easy to Transplant

Harder to Transplant

Very Hard to Transplant

Broccoli

Basil *

Beans

Brussels Sprouts

Celery 1

Beetroot

Cabbage

Corn 1

Carrot
Cauliflower

Capsicum *

Melon *
Leek Chilli * Pea

Lettuce

Cucumber * 1

Parsnip

Onion

Egg plant *

Turnip

Silver Beet

Pumpkin * 1

 

Tomato

Spinach

 

 

Zucchini * 1

 

 

 

 

* Need warm soil temperatures to do well. 
1 If grown for transplanting best grown in individual seedling cells as this minimises damage to roots. 


some other things to consider
Vegetables listed in the Not recommended to be Grown as Seedlings (red) section can be transplanted if you are extremely careful but your success rate will be much lower.

In addition root crops grown from seedling transplants have a high tendency to grow split or poor quality tubers.