I have five varieties of tomatoes sprouted in peat pots. Lesson one: don’t use the small size, the roots get crimped too soon. Lesson two, better using plastic cups with holes in bottom. Peat pots wick water away from sides too fast.
I’m in Vegas, so I have to start early to beat the heat.
I’ve compiled a whole book on survival food gardening for preppers if anyone is interested.
Today, daughter and I bought a bunch of Solo(tm) cups to move the tomatoes and peppers and tobacco into when the time is right.
I'll spend the evening cutting slits/holes in the sides/bottom.
90 Solo(tm) cups in the bag... take one down... stab it carefully... 89 nine Solo(tm) cups in the bag. ;)
Being a commercial cook type person. I plant exactly ONE type of tomato. Roma. I can make it work for most everything. And it does VERY well here. I'll can some, sun dry some, have some fresh, have them as fried green 'maters, make tomato paste, and dehydrated tomato powder (think tomato bullion).
Roma works for me.
Thanks for the link. I am planning on starting my plants this year in the 3-50z paper cups. I figure I’ll make a tiny hole in the bottom to help with drainage and it will make transplants easy.