Tiny Tim & Red Robin full of blossoms

ryseryse_2004March 16, 2013

They are growing in a sunny window and I sure didn't expect them to start flowering so soon. (I planted the seeds 12/20/12. The problem is that each plant is only in a 16 oz. clear beer cup. They don't look root bound but I can't imagine they will be very happy in such cramped quarters. I only planted these so early to see if I could actually get cherry tomatoes without extra lighting. They aren't at all leggy.

Am I going to set them back much by transplanting them while in bloom? I hadn't done it yet because the cups don't look very full of roots.

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DMForcier(8 DFW)

If they need transplanting (and they almost certainly do), then you have to transplant them. It doesn't matter whether they are in bloom or not.

If they get stressed, they will drop flowers and/or fruits to compensate, but transplanting shouldn't be much of a shock. I've done it over 100 times this year (so far) and lost maybe one plant to shock - a plant that was too young to move, but sometimes you just have to.

Good luck!
Dennis

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