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Tomatoes from seeds

Posted by tishtoshnm 6, New Mexico (My Page) on
Tue, May 12, 09 at 13:01

I had started tomatoes from seeds and many of them damped off (gardening, always a learning experience). Do I have time to start new ones from seeds? I am in the process of doing a new bed on the western wall of my garage which is a very definite heat sink and come October I should have the funds to build the PVC hoop for the bed. Should I try it or just use the space for something else.

I really don't have much in the way of extra funds to purchase a lot of plants right now, we are hoping to refi the house soon (kaching for the bank).

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RE: Tomatoes from seeds

If you were in any other climate I would say buy plants. You can likely start seeds right away and get them outside ASAP to harden off. I would suggest watering with fish emulsion every two weeks for a while to catch them up a bit. I'll be crossing my fingers you don't have too late a variety to make that work. You should be ok though. Good luck and keep us posted.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sinfonian's garden adventure

RE: Tomatoes from seeds

Thanks sinfonian. I may put the seedlings into buckets that I can bring into the garage in the winter. I am considering purchasing some larger plants, trimming an offshoot and trying to root that. I just need to make sure DH does not use all of the root stimulator so I can get it off to a good start. Although NM is warm, I live in the mountains so we can get snow in October and then haev beautiful spells through Thanksgiving.

RE: Tomatoes from seeds

What varieties do you have seeds for? If you have determinates, that would be your best bet, they typically develop fruit a little earlier, but they set all their fruit and are done after about 2 weeks of harvest.

Here is a link that might be useful: Early season tomatoes...

RE: Tomatoes from seeds

I have seeds for Viva Italia (paste tomato), Roma (paste), San Marzano (paste again), Brandywine, Early Girl, yellow pear, and Cherokee Purple. My Black Pearl plant survived.

I don't remember off the top of my head which are determinate and indeterminate, I will have to "determine" that in the morning when I can get to the seeds.

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