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Starting Tomato Seeds for 2014

Postby Durgan » Feb 15, 2014 11:22 am

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DDATG 15 February 2014 Starting Tomato Seeds for 2014

Some tomato seeds were started for the 2014 season in the greenhouse. Selected were Lemon Boy,Bonny Best,Big Beef Hybrid, and Black Krim. Only five plants of each are required. Each seed type was placed in one pot, and will be transplanted into individual pots when they get large enough.The soil was my own home made in the Summer. Each pot was placed in a plastic bag until germination to keep the moisture level high. The pots were placed on a heating mat in the small greenhouse.
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Re: Starting Tomato Seeds for 2014

Postby socialbutterfly » Feb 15, 2014 12:12 pm

Thank You for sharing Durgan !
Five of each - that's a good tip.
I think this year I will start beefsteak, heirlooms and Roma tomatoes.
Durgan - why the liner at the bottom of cups?
I'm a beginner vegetable gardener. Sorry for the basic questions. :)
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Re: Starting Tomato Seeds for 2014

Postby Durgan » Feb 15, 2014 1:58 pm

The liner prevents dirt form leaking out of the drain holes. Also, tends to keep the root ball together when transplanting to a larger pot. I have used coffee filters, but feel the muffin liner may even be better. The drain holes are put in the containers by burning with a hot soldering iron, and they are located along the side to make a small reservoir for containing a bit of water.
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Re: Starting Tomato Seeds for 2014

Postby socialbutterfly » Feb 15, 2014 2:07 pm

Thanks for the reply Durgan !
I didn't notice the drain holes on the side of the cup.
It makes perfect sense. :)
Happy seeding!
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