Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tomato Seedlings Update

The tomato seeds that I planted on July 24 (see Tomato Olympics post) have really taken off. Both of the Black Krims emerged from the soil first, with the Hawaiian Tropics following closely behind. The San Marzanos took a little more time, but they eventually made it. All of the plants have now grown to about three to four inches and put on quite a few leaves. Yesterday I transplanted them from their seed starting pods to larger pots. After they've grown in these for a couple of weeks I'll move them into their permanent containers.

Seedlings in Seed Starting Pods. From Left to Right: Black Krim, San Marzano, Hawaiin Tropic

Seedlings Transplanted into Larger Growth Pots


DP Nguyen said...

Wow, great! You're on your way to more tomato plants. They look so healthy, and they grew so fast!

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

They are really moving along.

Is that some sort of grow light you have them under? Do they take a lot of electricity do you know? I am curious as I want to have an indoor garden over winter and I have been wondering about lighting.

John said...

Thanks for the comments DP and Jennifer.

DP--The plants have grown super fast. I hope they continue to do so. I want to be eating some of these new varieties by Thanksgiving.

Jennifer-- Yes it is a grow lamp and it doesn't use too much electricity. Each of the two bulbs are 20w aquarium bulbs. Click on the grow lamp label under the post and it will take you back to the earlier post "Homemade Grow Lamp." This tells all about it. It was really easy to make and has worked perfectly.