IT MAY SEEM obvious that growing your own plants from seed gives you a variety that breaks the boring limitations of your local garden centers. However, just imagine the breadth and width of the variety open to you: it is literally the whole world. You could get seed from Scotland, Japan, Czechia, and even Patagonia and Africa, collected in the wild and gardens. Your only limit is the earth’s troposphere. It’s easy to order seed, and it’s easy to plant a plant; the interim is the tricky and engaging part.