The use of peat pots to start seeds indoors is a popular practice for many gardeners. Peat pots are made of compressed peat and generally can handle seed starts and seedlings for 2 to 2-1/2 months before they begin to crumble. Peat pots come in a variety of sizes, so choose pots that are appropriate for your needs. When starting seeds in peat pots, it is best to place the pots close together in a tray or flat to help the pots retain moisture for the growing plants.
Trim away with scissors or pinch off with your fingers any portion of the peat pot above the soil level inside.
Dig a hole in the prepared garden space 1 inch wider and 1 inch deeper than the peat pot.
Place the peat pot into the newly dug hole, ensuring that the top of the pot is flush or just below the soil surface.
Backfill the hole, using the dirt removed, to completely cover the peat pot in the hole.
Pack the dirt around the transplant by hand or the back of the garden spade.
Give the transplants water until it stands on the soil for more than a minute before draining into the soil.