Growable pods. Do they really work better than planting your own seed?
A certain compost manufacture is advertising pods where you can grow your own tomatoes, peppers etc and says they're guaranteed. But is it any better than just buying a packet of seeds and some compost and doing them yourself?
I can't see how these pods are better in that the seedling will still be attacked by slugs Pests Cold weather or a poor summer, and I can't imagine you will get a high yield even if the summer is bad. So you've still got to use slug pellets etc.
In any case a packet of your favourite seed variety with good compost is a lot cheaper and gets you more plants.
What are you're opinions are these pods worth trying or not? Has anyone had experience with them or similar products?