If I am buying tomato transplants, are big ones better?
The garden center can be a confusing place, and prices can vary from less that $2 for a 6-pack of something to many more dollars for a single large plant. I say buy smaller, but select ones that are stocky and tough. Start with dark green, stout transplants equally high and wide, preferably about 4 inches in each direction. (My step-by-step for growing your own includes many tricks; you can also shop locally for seedlings or by mail.)