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adding to our
2014 Planting Guide.
For your viewing pleasure we've made a special page with all of the growing info in one easy place.
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We love to hear from our customers.
Especially when they say "ALL of the seeds germinated. Now what?"
week, a customer asked me about transplanting tomatoes. She said: The
book just says 'Transplant tomatoes' but I don't understand when to do
We have a few tips and tricks. Enjoy!
Transplanting Tomato Seedlings
|-Before transplanting, work in a bit of compost for added nutrients.|
you don't have compost or want to give your tomatoes an added boost,
bury a handful of dead leaves and 1-2 banana peals several inches below
the soil before you transplant.
-Remove the lower leaves from the
stem and bury your seedling several inches deeper than it's current
container. This will encourage the tomato plant to grow more roots and
-Don't overcrowd tomato plants. I know I get excited in the garden but tomato plants need plenty of fresh air to avoid disease.
-Water the soil thoroughly after transplanting and consider a liquid feed to reduce shock.
-Transplant time is a great time to plant companions around your tomatoes such as:
Basil, Borage, Marigold and Naturtiums.
These will deter bag bugs and attract good bugs!
the plant and surrounding dirt with Diatomaceous Earth. Adding a new
seedling into the garden is like offering a feast to those nasty tomato
hornworms and other harmful pests.
Diatomaceous Earth kills aphids,
white flies, beetles, loopers, mites, snails, slugs, leaf hoppers, and
harmful pests. Use Diatomaceous Earth inside your home, greenhouse or
outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass.
Apply Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth up to and including day of harvest.
Do you have any tips that I may have missed? Please feel free to share!
Thanks for the tips. You said not to over-crowd. How far apart should they be?
Love your blog Mary! I'm a first time visitor from the Clever Chicks Blog Hog. I've placed a link to this article on my page "Guide to Growing Tomato Plants" http://donitaworld.com/Plants/Tomato/links.html. Thanks for your informative blog!
I really enjoyed this blog about transplanting tomatoes. Hopefully it won't be long before we can do this, but in the Northeast today we unfortunately got another coating of snow.
Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
Great info! We have several transplants (started from your seeds) growing under our grow lights as we speak! Looking forward to great tomatoes this summer. Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!
Great tips! I want to get tomatoes planted at some point. I'm just stopping by to pin this and let you know that I featured it on my blog today!
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