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Post by Oren
On Tue, 7 Mar 2017 19:08:50 -0500, Ralph Mowery
Post by Ralph Mowery
They are inside the house at a window facing south for the maximum sun.
I know plants tend to bend to the sun. Should I let them grow that way
or turn them every day or two to they will be more or less streight up ?
Rotating them each day can be beneficial, and strengthen them...IMO.
When you plant them, remove two sets of bottom leaves and bury most of
the stem/stalk. This allows more roots to sprout in the ground making
Water early in the day so the levees dry before night fail. This
reduces chances of rot and disease. Dehydrated chicken manure, made
into a tea or mixed in the soil makes a great fertilizer. (don't use
fresh or you burn the plants up. YMMV
Thanks for the reply. I have grown tomatoes for many years but always
bought the plants from a green house.
I thought I would try to grow some from seeds that I bought. I had
moved several years ago and the place where I bought the plants is now
about 20 miles away. Thought I would try some from seeds to save the
drive and I can get a big head start on 3 or 4 plants by putting them in
a large pot in my garage later. Beats paying 3 or 4 dollars for the
ones like that. The small plants were not too bad. About 3 for a
dollar, but later in the season they often do not have any.
I started a few seeds a couple of weeks ago and they are looking good.
Have a few more coming up now. I have been turning the plants as they
seem to want to grow about a 45 deg angle to the sun. About another 5
or 6 weeks and it should be safe to move them to the garden area.
Last frost around here is about the middle of April.