Tomato Seedling Transplantation

I transplanted several tomato seedlings today. I had 21 5-gallon containers to begin with. Although all were sprinkled with various heirloom tomato seeds, not all of the containers had seedlings. Some had multiple seedlings in their containers, others with only one, still others with none at all.

With a trowel, I carefully removed several seedlings and transplanted them so that there was one seedling per container. In the end, I had tomato seedlings in 18 containers, primarily Black Krim tomato seedlings. Happily, this is my favorite tomato! I’m not even going to guess how many tomatoes I will consume by summer’s end!

It is also instructive for me to know which types of seeds have the best chance of becoming seedlings (and thus, productive plants) in my garden so that I don’t waste future time and money on seed varieties that will ultimately be unsuccessful here. My tomato seed purchases for the next planting season will certainly be much more targeted.

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE: The non-fruit parts of tomato plants are poisonous if ingested.  More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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