I direct-seeded Siberian Red tomatoes in early June
My transplants met an unfortunate accident this spring (my fault, I forgot to open the vent on my cold frame and they were scorched on a freak hot, sunny day), so I was forced to improvise.
In addition to the various transplants, I bought a pack of Siberian Red seed from Bachmann's and simply direct-seeded them into a few hills for the hell of it. They didn't even sprout until the 2nd week of June, and with the cool July we had, I thought they didn't stand a chance of producing.
For the past two weeks, they're blowing the transplants out of the water with regard to fruit quality and vigor!