no not typically usually i just plant directly into the final grow pot. i try to do the least transplants as possible. but when i use super soil i start them in cups. i do have 1 gallon geo pots. great for starting plants. however this soil is a hybrid and very loose so trying to remove them from those is a pain. cups are much easierYeah, these girls do what they want and will take their sweet time! Do you usually start in cups?