Return to the Growing Tomatoes Forum | Post a Follow-Up

My Confession to Massacure

Posted by behlgarden 9 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 22, 12 at 15:53

I am here to confess that I killed my little 2-week old tomato seedlings! What was I thinking?? I have been putting these out in the sun all day long and these were thriving. yesterday I noticed rabbit close by and I feared that rabbit might end up eating it, so I covered them with plastic lid while leaving open space for air flow. 3 hours later all my seedlings were fried/baked in heat!

How could I forget such a simple basic thing! Once seedlings sprout, never cover them!

Lesson learned! Shame on me!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: My Confession to Massacure

Ohhhhhh NO! I put mine up on tables outside so the bunnys would not be tempted. I suggest you go purchase at least one or two at a nursery while you start more so you don't have that "empty nester" thing! LInda

RE: My Confession to Massacure

I am really sad and upset. I did went back and sowed seeds again. I also got good idea on germination rate so all is well on new stuff. I also seeded eggplant and peppers that were lagging behind, so this time I might get to have all germinate at the same time. fingers crossed.

Can seedlings 1-2 week old survive 45-50 degree temps outside?

RE: My Confession to Massacure

We surely do get attached to our little tomato babys! So sorry. I'm still bringing mine in when it gets dark outside and I place them under full spectrum type lights for a few hours before bed. Tomatoes can certainly handle temps like you mention if they are used to it. For new seedlings it might be a bit much. My peppers are always quite a bit longer to germinate than tomatoes.

RE: My Confession to Massacure

I know eggplants and peppers take longer to germinate, this is why I soak them in filtered water for 24 hours and then wrap them in moist paper towel and put it in ziplock bags over the top of refrigerator. they germinate within 10-days that way

RE: My Confession to Massacure

Plants can survive to 32 degrees (freeze)

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Growing Tomatoes Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here