Tomatoes are Rocking! (early)

Previously I shared with you that I changed up a couple things this year with my green babies (who doesn’t like to experiment right?).

Hubby built a beautiful (and very functional) grown shelf-

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I bought a system of trays that are sturdy, domed (until sprouting) and bottom waterers-

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Well my little green babies popped up in a matter of 48 hours! They have been going strong, strong, strong.

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The addition of cinnamon has seriously stomped out the ground gnats and damping off. And I have been adding a bit of fish emulsion to the water every other week. That does make for some interesting smells in the basement. πŸ™‚

The broccoli and cabbages got planted about 1 week ago. Perfect timing for them.

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The first tomato plants that I started have been jumping out of their pots. You can see that I have already transplanted many to 4″ pots.

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You can also see these are strong stems that have many leaves. Below are blossoms.

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We are in 6a so it is too soon for me to put them in the garden. I do not tempt fate out there and my last frost date is still 2 1/2 weeks away. I typically wait a week or so after that before planting so I don’t get any surprises.

BUT I could not resist grabbing a couple of these guys and putting them in large pots on the deck. I can bring them in if the weather does snap. It was so exciting to see them outside in these large pots.

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Then it stormed… I mean wind and hard, hard rain, multiple times last evening and overnight. It was so bad that Jasmine our pup slept on the floor in our room. She was a nervous, pacing doggie.

But my over-sized (I mean that in a good way) green babies weathered (ha ha) the storm and were looking good this morning!

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I planted some herb and flower seeds in pots yesterday too. I hope they did not wash or splash away. Only time will tell me their fate. But for my tomato teenagers, they seem to be A-OK!

Are you jumping the gun on planting anything? It is hard to resist isn’t it?

Happy Unleashing!

FGU

6 thoughts on “Tomatoes are Rocking! (early)

    • Hi Ginger! I agree and love watching my plants grow! Tomato varieties include Green Zebra, Brandywine, Yellow Pear, Indigo Rose, Sakura, Grandero, Bellstar Paste, Red Pear, Pomadora and San Marzano. I also add a couple Tomatillos in the mix even though they are not really tomatoes. They grow well with them and grow in a similar fashion so to have them in the same garden makes sense to me. How about you?

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