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Tomato Update

Most of my tomato seedlings have sprouted now and I can start to see the first signs of true leaves (which are leaves 3 and 4 and will actually look more like a tomato plant’s leaves and not generic seedling leaves).

My seedlings have moved to the window, where they will stay until they are ready to harden off. Our window is north-facing so we supplement natural light with a grow light. I also find that I have to rotate the seedlings so they don’t get too much of a lean towards the window, because that is still their preferred light. At this point they only need water every few days – it is still a good idea to keep the soil moist and not waterlogged or completely dry.

How is seed starting going for everyone else who attended the workshop and took some home? Let me know if you have any questions or problems.


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I’m passing along a picture of the tomatoes I planted 5 days ago, which have just started to sprout. I’m going to keep them covered and in a warm spot for another day or two until more of them have sprouted and then I’ll move them to a windowsill. I hope everyone else who took tomatoes home from the workshop are starting to see sprouts too.

Remember to check the instructions on starting seeds posted earlier in this blog to help answer any questions. If anyone is having problems, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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