Fall Seeds Planted

Written by Chris on September 3rd, 2009

This is an old post that I had neglected to publish. This is how the tomatoes currently growing in the garden got their start. I started them indoors just because it was so hot outside (100+ daily).

6/21 – planted seeds of six tomato varieties for fall planting.

6/24–eight seeds already germinated. I did not get the grow light set up until the next evening, so the early-germinators are spindly, stretching for light. I have since read that you should immediately get full light on the seedlings as soon as they appear, or you will get spindly stems. Oops.

Poor Seedling Stretching for Light

Poor Seedling Stretching for Light

6/26–added second grow light, definitely helped

6/30–planted three pepper varieties

Here’s the tomato seedlings at 18 days:

Tomato Seedlings at 18 days

Tomato Seedlings at 18 days

 

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