I am going to grow outdoors in 30 gallon smart pots, notill soil, and I am curious about 2 methods of beginning things off that I have been told about:
Germinate in jiffy pellets indoors. When they sprout, transplant immediately to the big 30gal pots outside.
Weeks earlier than method #1 - Germinate in 4" pots indoors. When they sprout, continue growing indoors, under light, until 6-8 inches. Then harden off and transplant to the 30gal pots outside.
Will both of these methods work fine, and if so, is the only benefit of #2 increased plant size in the end? I actually don’t need the plants to be huge, I’ll be very happy with “good” to “very good” yields So the easier the start the better for me.