Monday, September 02, 2013

seedlings: roma tomatoes week 1

As an newbie gardener, I'm not insanely well versed in knowing when the right time is for plantings. I have a feeling that Sept. may not be the most ideal time to begin a new crop of plants, but I'm hedging my bets. Here in Texas, it's still 100 degrees on most days, and it will be for awhile. My limited botanical knowledge tells me as long as I keep the plants away from frost, they should be just fine. Sitting in today's sun, I can say that frost is a long way off...
These roma tomato seedlings are all of 1 week old. I saved the seeds as I cut into some juicy romas. The seeds were then rinsed and dispersed onto a damp paper towel I placed in a plastic bag. After about 5 days I had sprouting little seedlings. 

The tiny seedling roots became slightly embedded in the paper towel, thus a ready made planting strip. I cut the towel to size and transferred to a planter.

After only 1 day the romas grew nearly half and inch and seem ripe for some hearty future growth....even in Sept!

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