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Who is starting seeds indoors this season?

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by ducks4you, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Feb 13, 2018 at 3:32 PM
    ninnymary

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    ducks, I don't have metal weave. I think you were referring to someone else's post.

    I don't have grow lights either. I start them on top of my fridge and once sprouted I move them to a south exposure bathroom window. I have to keep rotating them since they will grow towards the light. It's a pain so I normally don't grow things from seed. During the day I take them outside to the deck where there's shade but light is brighter.

    Mary
     
  2. Feb 13, 2018 at 3:39 PM
    ducks4you

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    @ninnymary, do you have them on an outdoor white metal chair? Regardless, your tomatoes should still do well, even if a little leggy. :hugs
     
  3. Feb 13, 2018 at 5:02 PM
    thistlebloom

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    Just let them grow, they'll be fine. When you put them in their new pot just bury them up to the top leaves.
     
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  4. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:39 PM
    flowerbug

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    yes, exactly! most will root out from the stem if given a chance. we always bury ours pretty deeply to help them have a more stable moisture level. we used to bury 5 gallon buckets with holes in the bottom so we could get water down through the clay more easily, but have given up on that (the holes would clog too easily and bigger holes would drain too quickly). now i just try to remember to water more frequently...
     
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  5. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:42 PM
    ninnymary

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    Oh, this is even easier! Thanks

    Mary
     
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  6. Feb 14, 2018 at 1:38 AM
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    @Gardening with Rabbits I bought a similar one with 4 shelves on each side. The I cut boards to go across the back, giving me 4 more shelves. I bit the bullet and bought LED grow lights, 2 heat mats with a regulator and I put a small heater in it. It is on the screened in porch. so far, so good. I still have 3 trays in the garden tub with a shop light above them. LOL
     
  7. Feb 15, 2018 at 5:56 AM
    Gardening with Rabbits

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    Wow! That sounds really great. I am not sure it would be warm enough for me here in Idaho without a porch. I can put them outside in it when the sun is shinning even very cold weather and the heat lamp brings the heat up. I have been using several plastic put together places on the patio, but it is hard since no shelves. Everything is on the patio and means a lot of moving trays and hard to reach to water.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2018 at 8:24 AM
    catjac1975

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    I put mine under lights and then moved to a window. Put they were already like nice lush grass.Maybe too well watered?
     

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