Monday, October 17, 2011

Tomato Plants

This year I decided that I wanted to grow my own tomato plants from seed, I started the seeds way back in August (27th I think?) and, due to the lack of warm temperature in my little greenhouse, it took 23 days before they started showing signs of life.

They are starting to get taller but are still quite small, they are mostly around 3-4cm's which is a fair bit smaller than what I had hoped they would be by now. In Melbourne the guide to planting tomatoes in the ground is to have them in by Cup Day and that is fast approaching.

I made the decision that I need to now put them into bigger containers to help encourage quicker growing. I have now put most of the Tommy Toe cherry tom's into hanging baskets and this week I will put the other tomatoes (roma's and beef steaks) that I seeded in egg containers into the paper pots that I've previously made. The ones already in paper pots I've been adding more soil to in order to make them grow bigger and stronger by having more roots.

With the Tommy Toes I've put 3 in each hanging basket and planted them as deep as I could to encourage stronger plants which is why you can barely see some of them:

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