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Makes me Hungry!

Posted by mandolls 4WI (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 2, 11 at 11:36

I finally have some photogenic seedling. These are all about 2 weeks since emerging, Lettuce is a few days older. But the last pic taken this morning is where they are destined for, tough it will triple in size this year. I may go out today and shovel my raised beds!

Basil, Broccoli, Mixed Lettuce, Tomatoes,

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RE: Makes me Hungry!

I love your Tomatoes mine still very little. You live in Zone 4 in Wisconsin I guess Don't you think it is too cold for these babies to go out. I live in zone 7. Last season I took them out in April but it did not give me ant advantage they were cold and sad until it wormed up in May. That why I am projecting May this season to transplant them out.

RE: Makes me Hungry!

What is the potato leaf variety in that picture?


When starting tomatoes from seed, they need to be started well in advance of when they will be transplanted them. Depending on the setup, quite large tomatoes can be grown indoors, without a great deal of trouble. Obviously, hardening off is the key, but there are other ways to protect tomatoes outside before the frost-free date. The real key is soil temp (and there are ways to raise that early as well).

RE: Makes me Hungry!

Yes its definitely to cold to put anything outside right now. Though I am planning on putting "cold-frame" lids on the raised beds and putting out the cold loving plants out in a few weeks. It did get up to 50 today so there is quite a bit less snow. The tomatoes probably wont go out until the beginning of June though I have enough plants that I may try to get some out earlier and keep them warm at night. I have been reading up on ways to extend the growing season.

Eagle - the potato leaf is "Stump of the World". This is my first year growing tomatoes from seed and my first time with heirlooms. Making choices was hard! I think Remy from Sample Seeds said these were one of her very favorite, so I am trying them.

RE: Makes me Hungry!

I hear you mandolls, everytime I head to the basement to care for the babies I think about eating, I cannot wait.

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