Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tomato Plants started in Egg Cartons

Ta-da!
They're sprouting.
I started tomato and a few other seeds in cardboard egg cartons. They do need to be rotated several times a day but super fun to watch.
Now anyone who knows me, is asking themselves- What is Stefanie doing growing tomato plants? Well, everyone seems to always like home grown tomatoes, so I grow them for the pure joy of growing things and then give them away.
It's kind of like crafting!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

How long can you grow the plants in the egg cartons before they need to be transplanted?

Stef said...

Well, I am no expert, but my understanding is that they are ready to plant when they get their second set of leaves. Or in my case when I finally get the soil ready outside and get them planted!

Anonymous said...

There is something primal about growing one's own tomatoes, I'm convinced, even if one doesn't eat them, though I LOVE THEM. Straight from the garden, warm from the sun, freshly washed, with salt for flavor. A Gift from the Gods.

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