The method below describes a very good way to start tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. This is a tried and true method; been doing this for years and it gives the best results.
1. Sow seeds close to each other in a shallow container (about 2 inches deep). Add soil to just cover the seeds. Keep moist and warm.
2. When seeds germinate, place in a warm sunny location, keep moist but do not over water.
3. After the first true leaves appear, choose the best plants and gently transplant into individual containers (learn how to make biodegradable newspaper pots). Place the plants as deep into the soil as the first leaves – the stem will grow roots.
4. Transplant into the garden when soil is warm and there is no more frost expected. For peppers and eggplants, dig a hole large enough to hold the container. Cover the hole and a little bit of the stem with soil (the paper pot will biodegrade quickly). For tomatoes try the best method for growing tomatoes.
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I think I’ll try this this year. Tomato plants so fussy with their roots being messed with when seedlings and I never can poke them out of plug trays without them wilting.
Try this method, I have been doing it for years (this is my father’s way of growing tomatoes taller than him – he is 6feet4inches). It would be great if you keep me posted how it worked for you.