I am wondering, is there any best practice for starting tomato/pepper plants this late in the season?
To be clear, I am talking about started plants that I am hoping to get heavily discounted from stores given that it is August 1st. We recently moved and were not able to start plants from seeds.
It feels like I should be able to do:
- Buy a bunch of pre-started plants (for cheap)
- Transplant to garden
I am in zone 5 and our first frost is normally early October, meaning tomatoes/peppers planted today would have nearly 60 days to produce. I expect that really is more like 45 days as the end of the season will be pretty cool.
Is there a good way to approach this?