See how much these seeds have grown!

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Tomato and pepper seedlings growing like wild fire.

Tomato and pepper seedlings growing like wild fire.

Look at my seeds now. See how much they’ve grown in the two weeks since I sowed them on March 5. It’s time to repot many of them which I’ll be doing later this afternoon. I’ll show you that process too, but I wanted you to see what the plants look like this morning. If your seedlings have emerged and are growing, you can also turn off your heat mats. It’s so exciting! Don’t you think so too?

Flower seeds I started a few days after the tomatoes and peppers.

Flower seeds I started a few days after the tomatoes and peppers.

The flower seeds, above aren’t quite as large because I started them a few days after the tomatoes and peppers. However, they will catch up by the time we move this seedling party outside. It won’t be long now.

These tomato seedlings want to be planted in a roomier home.

These tomato seedlings want to be planted in a roomier home.

The seeds I planted in cells are really ready to find a new home. They are cramped in their present quarters. Remember, when you transplant, make a tag for each container. Otherwise, you won’t be able to tell which tomato or pepper is which. They all look alike for a long time until they grow larger and begin producing fruit.

Speaking of tags, everyone has their setbacks. Just look at the tags below. I used a blue Sharpie instead of black, and the humidity from the covered seed tray melted all my words. Frustrating? Yes, but I kept the packets of seed I’ve sown in a separate box. That way, once these have true leaves, I can look them over and see which ones are which. I’ll re-tag them then. So, don’t be discouraged when things don’t go as planned. It happens to all of us.

The blue Sharpie ran due to humidity so the tags are worthless.

The blue Sharpie ran due to humidity so the tags are worthless.

I see seedlings as a sign of hope because no matter what winter throws at us, spring is truly here. Have a great week and let me know how your seeds are doing. I’d love to hear.

I think seedlings are just about the most hopeful thing there is.

I think seedlings are just about the most hopeful thing there is.

To learn more about seed starting and how to build this seed starting station, buy my book, The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff.

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I'm a writer, born and raised in Oklahoma, and an obsessive gardener who grows shrubs, perennials and vegetables on my acreage each year. My favorite veggies have to be homegrown hybrid or heirloom tomatoes, Genovese basil and hot and mild peppers. It's an Italian salsa garden at my house.


2 thoughts on “See how much these seeds have grown!

  1. I have found that taking a clear picture of the tags can help. I have had mine fade too many times.
    Also when I plant I make a map for each bed and save it on my computer. Foolproof? No. Helpful? Yes πŸ™‚ I have to actually TAKE the pictures and MAKE the map, planning to do it does NOT work πŸ˜€

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