I use peat pellets to start them. I typically do several hundreds. I use them because transporting them makes it very easy. But as was mentioned above, the hold a lot of water. I only water from the bottom in a tray. Once they're established and roots start working their way out, I cut back on the water and let them work for it. Once in a pot or in the ground I water away from the plant and let the water wick it's way to the roots.
You can do a top dress of boost (bloom nutes), then we also begin adding a bit of Sticky Icky every other watering during flower. Combined with the UV Lizard bulb, they have trichs dripping off them almost.