I start herb and vegetable seeds using 50 cell packs or community pots to germinate them until I can bump them up to 4" containers for growing on.
I'm curious if anyone is using 128, 144, 288, 520 cell packs for starting seeds, if so, what seeds are started in which size cell pack? Whenever I visit greenhouse/nurseries that start their own seeds I see numerous small cell packs with hundreds of plants started this way before being bumped up. Makes sense that an individual plug can be easily lifted and popped into a larger container however placing seeds into each cell by hand will be a daunting task!
My seed starting arrangement consist of a 5 shelf metro rack equipped with 2, 4' shop light fixtures per shelf and seedling heat mats with thermostat to control bottom heat. If it's possible for me to use the same space to produce more seedlings without the hassle of "picking them out" of community pots, I'd like to give it a try. Nothing speaks like the voice of experience though - please chime in?