Karin my daughter started this from seed and it has a few brothers and sisters in other containers. We have been blessed with a beautiful warm spring and we are now into our second week.
Last season we had a Tomato virus and it was being sPread by the insects. I believe that I picked up the virus by purchasing seedlings at a local nursery. So, now we only sprout from seed at home and really enjoy going through all the stages.
Now we are into stage 3, as we have germinated the seeds and transplanted them 3 times into their final containers.
Tomato Container Gardening "What are the Stages?"
Stage 2: Once they get their 3rd set of leaves or the roots are filling up the small container transplant into a larger pot about 2 inches in diameter. Nice deep post are recommended so you get a long straight tap root.
Stage 3: Once the roots have filled the container move your Tomato into it's final container. Preferably a self watering container and no smaller than 15 inches (30 -40cm) in diameter
TIP: Keep the roots moist and away from direct sunlight when transplanting. Soak in liquid seaweed to help avoid rootshock.
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