Below I have transplanted a group of purple cabbage and am in the process of splitting up bell pepper siblings:
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These 12 are paste tomatoes (Amish Paste [Indeterminate, open pollinated] and Heinz 2653 [Determinate, open pollinated]) and are a bit farther from the shadiest parts of the garden than the other bed. Tomorrow I plant my Oxheart and Cabin tomatoes [both Indeterminate, open pollinated] that I grew from seeds I saved in 2009.
As you probably see, I have installed the weed barrier and cut holes for the tomato plants. After finishing these 12, I also got the black fabric laid down on the next bed before it was raining too hard and getting dark.
Don’t my helpers remind you of The Gleaners in this shot?
The tomatoes will grow quickly enough, so I’ll need to start getting my trellis’ (trellii?) put together in the next week or so. The ones I’m planting tomorrow are already tall enough that I’ll have to tie them to a little stake or bury them quite deep.
As the broccoli grew true leaves and was a few inches tall, they needed more root space. Each one will get transplanted once into a 4 inch pot. They take up a lot more room after I transplant them…imagine that.
These can get planted outside in as little as 2 or 3 weeks here in Illinois. Within 2 weeks I will definitely get them hardening off in a little greenhouse.
Tomatoes have big long roots and grow very quickly from seed indoors. A few weeks after planting tomato seeds, while it’s still way too cold outside for tomato plants, they need more room. I like to pot mine up into half-gallon milk cartons because they are so deep. Here are some photos and notes of my process:
Any questions? I’d love to get your comments.