If you’re not quite driven enough to fill your living room with starter plants for eight weeks (or harvest and/or crop damage has left a hole in your garden) and a cold frame or greenhouse is simply not going to cut it for you, you can always buy starter plants from your local nursery.
When looking at starters, avoid wilted or dried out plants. Pick the healthiest and best cared for plants. You’ll want to get them in the ground right away as they have most likely outgrown their small space and will dry out quickly as the roots seek an increasing amount of water.
Before transplanting, water both the seedling and the ground. Be sure to keep them nice and moist the first week in the ground so they can properly establish. Also, keep them shaded from the sun for the first few days. Planting on a cloudy day is preferable. The hot sun can hurt a young starter. Finally, be sure to mulch your plants to help keep the soil moist and the weeds down.