Starting seeds in outdoor flats
I'm in far north Georgia and would like to try starting some seeds in flats for transplants outdoors -- trying to avoid the pricey buy-everything-from-the-nursery scenario, which as we all know can be a wallet buster for sure. I have four raised 4x4 beds and am planning to put other plants in some new open areas. I had success sowing lettuce and chard directly into the beds, but not so much luck sowing into plastic trays for tomatoes (didn't use the right soil). Any tips for using plastic or peat trays to begin seedlings OUTDOORS for squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, or peppers? If using plastic flats, do I water by pouring water into a tray underneath? Soak peat pots instead of misting overhead? I don't have that extra sunny window or indoor plant lights, either ^_^ Thanks!