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More potting up

05 Apr 2010
7°C / 45°F

I actually did these up on Saturday but I felt lazy and didn’t feel like documenting it all until today.

Of course we’ve now reached the point where I’ve completely run out of room and am now using windowsills. Every year I say I’m not going to start this many tomatoes, and every year I do. What really happens is that I always put three seeds in each coir pellet, and usually all three will germinate. So I usually rip out one and then will have doubles of each tomato plant.

Granted these will all get given away to good homes after I’ve figured out what I will keep (meaning: everything that will fit), but until then I’m always really short on room. Maybe it’s time to actually invest in an additional light?

And today I got myself a dutch hoe and a pitchfork, both of which I’ve desperately needed for a few years but just got around to getting today. People were looking like I was insane walking down the street with my brand new shiny tools.

Hey, a girl’s got to garden, right?

Photo: about 1/5th of everything that got transplanted on Saturday.


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Holy CRAP.

Posted on 06 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)
kelly

kelly

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Canada3b

Haha, and that wasn’t even all of them! This was the half I DIDN’T do last week!

Posted on 06 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)

Can I be you when I grow up? <— is in awe

Posted on 06 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)
kelly

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Canada3b

Sure, if you don’t mind spending an inordinate amount of time doting over tiny plants ;).

Posted on 06 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)

I have the same tomato situation going on under my lights right now. I put two or three seeds per cell, and in many cells there are now two or three seedlings. I keep telling myself “24 tomato plants is enough, just thin them down to the strongest plant in each cell.” But I may wind up transplanting a few of them…

Do you usually transplant after the first set of true leaves? I’m thinking I should maybe try and transplant them now with only the seed leaves, as they are pretty close together.

Posted on 06 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)
kelly

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Canada3b

Oh, I always wait until the second set of true leaves start popping out. Any sooner then that and the roots are insanely small and fragile and are really easy to damage. A few of my plants even had their third set of leaves before they were transplanted.

Posted on 06 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)

I made a small fortune this week selling off my extra tomato starts, something I’ve never done before. But the locals were really appreciative to have heirlooms, as the closest hybrid plants are a 3 hour round trip away.

Posted on 06 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)

I am in awe!

Posted on 06 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)
kelly

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Canada3b

Sage – I thought of that too, but it would require far more planning then I’m capable of doing at this particular point in time. Maybe next year? I did have great success with selling seeds on Etsy this year, made a really good amount of money that went right back into sourcing MORE heirloom seeds for the seed bank.

Posted on 07 Apr 10 (over 8 years ago)

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