I will be potting up my tomato seedlings this weekend in their permanent homes (5 gallon buckets). I think I have solved past drainage issues, but I really want to try better maintenance this time around. Is there any one mulch that is best? How far up do I remove the bottom leaves? How far up do I remove suckers and is there a difference between suckers and branches? Should I start regular spraying with Bt immediately, or wait for the hornworms to arrive and then start?
Knock on wood, my seedlings are the best I have had so far and I want to do right by them.
Thanks for any and all hints.