Notes on Elisha planting tomato seeds
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Elisha reuses potting cells from year to year. She washes them out each year before using them to give a good clean area to begin with.
Using regular potting soil, fill the cells and pat the soil down
Push down with a finger to make an indentation
Place 2 tomato seeds in each indentation
Make sure the seeds are separated so that they may sprout separately. As they begin to grow, remove the weaker one and keep the healthier one.
Place small amount of soil on top of the seeds then gently spray them several times to make the sure the soil is moist for them to begin germinating. Do not put too much water on at a time. Space the sprays so that the water soaks into the soil and does not disturb the seeds.
The Above Photos where taken 03/01/2014
The seeds then need to be protected and kept warm and moist until they germinate. They can be kept in a greenhouse during the day if it is warm enough, but should be moved into the house during the night.
These are the tomato seeds that Elisha planted earlier. She has been keeping them in the house moving them from window to window so that they would get the benefit of the sun and still stay warm.
There are two close-ups showing that both seeds are still growing in the same cell. These could be separated by thinning (carefully removing one of the plants) replanting by separating and putting each plant in their own cell, or left as they are and planted together. Whatever is done needs to be done carefully so that you do not upset both plants.
Progress Photos taken 04/05/2014