Sunday, April 10, 2011
Homestead Garden: Tomato Starts
It may be rainy and cool lately here in the PNW but that has not stopped me from getting my garden going. ~smile~
About 10 days ago I got my tomato seeds started. Last year Tobin built me a little box. It has 3 sides and the front is open. He hung florescent lights in it on a chain so I can adjust the level of the lights. There is also plastic that hangs in the front of box so I can keep my plants warm. This sits on a counter in his shop and the shop can get pretty cool at night.
Right now I am beginning to see the start of the first two true leaves on my tomatoes. I suspect it won’t be long before it is time to replant them. Last year I replanted twice before it was time to put them in the ground, which is usually around Memorial Day weekend. I am praying that the weather here in my part of the world improves a great deal by then!!
Here is a picture of my babies :) ..
I have an article on my site written by a friend of mine, Jennifer Zeitz, that shares how to start seeds for your garden: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/readysetplantseedlings.htm