Here is my row of seedlings. They may not look like much right now, but they will deliver gorgeous tomaotes this summer!
In this pot I planted new seeds. I had used old seeds that the kids had colored on the packets, so several were crushed. I tried them anyway, but all of them did not grow. ;-/ After planting the new seeds, I simply side the empty seed packet on the side so that I can remember what type of tomato I planted in each container. That way, next year you will know which type of tomato grew best for you, and which ones your family liked the most.
Under way with transplants, note the small four holes awaiting a little guy seedling. At the top, several cubes still have two plants. One will have to be pulled and discarded.
Once they are good size seedlings, you can remove the tops. In may case, however, I have to keep them somewhat covered because of the furry helper you saw in the pics. Big fat cat paw prints in my seedlings is not good for the plants.
So many tomatoes, so little time to eat them, lol... I love to plant many different colors and sizes of tomatoes. You can even grow tomatoes with zebra stripes of a purplish color mixed with red, they are so cool!