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Tomato germ. question

Posted by Lorri_DK 7b/8a (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 1, 12 at 14:16

I started lots of varieties of tomatoes in flats that are connected. 1/2 are sprouted and 1/2 aren't-I'm at day 4.

My problem is that I am not sure what to do now. I want to cool down the sprouted ones and put a fan on them to make sure they stay stocky. But, I am afraid that doing that will hurt the ones that have not come up yet, By drying the soil out faster and lowering the germination temperature.

Is it too early to worry about that? Or, will it be fine to hold off on the fan and lowering the temperaters right now? or vice-versa?

Thank you for any advise.

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RE: Tomato germ. question

You have to cut them apart - the flats are made to separate - and remove the ones that have sprouted. It is best to never mix varieties in the same container.


RE: Tomato germ. question

I confess that I do not separate them out when this happens. I take them off the heating mat and uncover them. The rest sprout pretty quickly after. You are (were) only at day 4. If that were the case after two weeks, I might do things differently (maybe not). Even seeds of the same variety can vary in the time they take to germinate.

Maybe I'm just lazy, but this works for me. The less I fuss with my seeds, the better they seem to do.

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