What are the pros? First to mature!
What are the cons? Possible mold susceptibility
My good friend started my tomatoes for me this year. She "over-loved" the seedlings a bit, and I think they got too wet without enough drainage in the dixie cups she was using as pots. All of the tomato varieties recovered, but every single one of these that she grew got a fungus on the stalk. Some of them survived and thrived once transplanted, but I'd say half or more (out of 25 or so plants) either died or were stunted. I have no idea what kind of fungus it was. Neem oil seemed to help quite a bit once we figured out to use it.
The plants that survived have gone bananas and are heavy with fruit. Today is July 3rd, and I just harvested my first tomato! I planted early April under walls of Water, and we started from seed around 3/8. So that's really fast production for me.
I'll grow them again next year and not let the soil get over wet once sprouted.
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