Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ok, So I Didn't Kill Them All...

Last week, what was left of the tomato seedlings started sprouting their first set of true leaves.

In case you are new to seed starting, when you plant a tomato seed, the first leaf-like structures that emerge from the seed are known as cotyledons.  Tomato seedlings prefer that you wait for the true leaves before you transplant them.

These Ones Are For You, Pop
 I am experimenting with a potting soil from our natural food market.  It comes from a farm south of here in Yelm, WA.  It consists of peat, perlite, and worm castings.  I am hoping the worm castings will behave like a fish emulsion that propagation books recommend at this stage in the game.

Count so far:  8 Saucy Pastes, 23 Purple Cherokees, 21 Black Princes, and 19 Italian Heirlooms, 16 Isis Candy.

More to come....


  1. Those little survivors look nice! And dertermined, lol.

    1. Thanks, Bethany! May your seedlings be well on their way to the first harvest too! :)


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