Tomato and Pepper - New Garderner
Being a new gardener, I purchased two small tomato and pepper plants from the local garden shop and planted it in big containers of 14" and 12" for tomatoes and pepper each. Bought potting soil from them which says it has all the nutrients (dont give any further details). I have been watering them for the past 2 weeks or so. But can't tell whether they have grown any bit. Perhaps I am watching them everyday - thrice or even more that I am not able notice any growth. But even if they are growing, the speed is surely very slow.
The temperature over here starts from around high 70F sunset (around 5:30 am) and quickly shoots upto 100F by 12 or 1 pm and from then onwards reducing slowing reaching around 92-93 by sunset. I have put in appropriate shades (50%) which I put on them after 11 am when the temperature is in the early 90s. The shade remains in place untill the sunset. Actually I don't have any direct sunlight from around 2 pm onwards
I haven't fertilized them as yet - relying on the initial fertlizer that is supposedly in the potting mix.
Considering all the above information and provided if everything else that I am doing is right, is the growth ok?
Appreciate your help.