I am going to start my dixie cup garden this weekend. basically, I have found that 16 plastic dixie cups fit exactly inside a used milk crate. In each cup I cut a few slits on the bottom, fill half with potting soil, and write the plant on it in sharpie. 5 or 6 crates later I have my starters for the year ready. If it gets cold I pick up the crates and move them to the garage, if it's nice they get some sun.
I have been doing all heirloom for the past 3 years, and will continue this year. tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, carrots and the peppers, man I love the peppers. letsee, habanero, white habanerro, cayenne, serrano, japalpenos, bell peppers, chili pequin, ghost peppers, thai chili peppers and italian bananna peppers.