Why are some seeds said to be direct sow only
I was just reading a thread about a guy whose beans were being attacked, possibly by cutworms, or maybe rot from cool weather. Someone suggested starting them ahead of time.
I love this idea. I prefer to put in tiny plants rather than seeds, under some circumstances. But why do books and posts say "can't be transplanted?" My transplants do pretty well.
What is it that I don't know? I realize the roots of cucumbers, squash, etc. are very tender/brittle. And same for others. But it can be done. I grow in very tiny amounts.
What else is wrong about it? Does it weaken the plants? Thanks in advance for any wisdom. :) (I start lots under lights.)