Tony02905
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Tomatoes Abound

Although I don't have nearly as many tomato planst as some of you experts out there.. I'm kinda proud of my lil guys since this is only my second year of gardening...

I started most of my tomatoes using the large expandable peat pllets and Jiffy mini greenhouse trays. Just re-potted last weekend into peat pots. I read the posts regarding NOT to plantthe peat pots into the ground. I agree! Did that last year and I think it hindered my overall veggies.

I mixed my own soil for re-potting. Regular potting soil, organic compost and seed starting mix. I just kinda mixed them together until a semi fluffy mix occurred. If all goes well, I should have 70 tomatoes.
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SPierce
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Re: Tomatoes Abound

Tony02905 wrote:Although I don't have nearly as many tomato planst as some of you experts out there.. I'm kinda proud of my lil guys since this is only my second year of gardening...

I started most of my tomatoes using the large expandable peat pllets and Jiffy mini greenhouse trays. Just re-potted last weekend into peat pots. I read the posts regarding NOT to plantthe peat pots into the ground. I agree! Did that last year and I think it hindered my overall veggies.

I mixed my own soil for re-potting. Regular potting soil, organic compost and seed starting mix. I just kinda mixed them together until a semi fluffy mix occurred. If all goes well, I should have 70 tomatoes.
[img]https://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj148/Tjlance1/DSC01346.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj148/Tjlance1/DSC01345.jpg[/img]
Oh, you're nearby me! I've only got 8 tomato seedlings going, going to try some in ground and some in pots. I hope your tomatoes do well :D

And I agree completely on the peat-pot thing, and switched to plastic this year for my seed starting. So far, it's worked out better than last year! Be careful your guys' roots don't grow into the peat pot before you plant them in-ground, I remember cringing last year as I was peeling away the peat pots and watching the roots break off at the ends.

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You might as well use 3 or 5 oz paper cups with holes poked in the bottom. By the time the plants are ready, the paper is already coming off.

Tony02905
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The paper cups is an excellent idea. Probably cheaper than the peat pots, but I had them left over from last year so didn't want to waste them. Was definitely a tough winter up here in MA/RI area and our springs make it difficult to get things started, but we manage somehow!
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