Starting From Seed

goodground(z6 NJ)March 11, 2006

Is it too late to order seeds? I'm gonna get some strawberry seeds, so I was gonna pick up some of their highly recommended tomatoes. I'm probably gonna order them tonight anyway, but I want to know if I still have time? I have a light indoors if needed to speed them along. This is my second year planting and it will be my first time from seed, so all tips are appreciated. Thanks

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goodground(z6 NJ)

Almost forgot, what would be a good pot size for a seed to live for about 2 months without transplanting? Thanks

    Bookmark   March 11, 2006 at 12:42AM
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Just starting on the annuals for this year and did tomatoes seeds today. Wow it was nice out today a solid warm day.


    Bookmark   March 11, 2006 at 6:12PM
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Loretta NJ Z6

No, it's not too late as long as they don't hold up your tomatoes too long. The strawberries are perennial, so that is no problem.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2006 at 9:11PM
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sugar_magnolia(z6 Hamilton, NJ)

I think you are suppossed to start in the seed starting trays in the soil-less medium and then transplant to a small container as they grow. It is my first time starting from seeds but this is how I understand it.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2006 at 7:52PM
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birdgardner(NJ/ 6b)

I am going to start my tomatoes in peat pots, nice big ones, tomorrow. My uncle got great results last year with peat pots under lights - he'd set the pots in a tray with dilute fertilizer when he needed to water them.

The old saying was plant them out on Memorial Day, but our springs have been so warm lately that two or three weeks before that makes sense.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2006 at 9:41PM
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