Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:22
I've done both over the years - raised plants from seed and bought small plants. It might just be coincidence but I've found that seed-grown toms are less prone to disease, fungus, blight etc.
John Harding - do you have a photo of your seedlings? I haven't got the same set-up as you but I'm interested in what toms 'should' look like at this stage! I know mine never start out brilliantly as I'm quite limited space-wise inside but they seem to catch up nicely once in their final positions.