Back in January I planted 54 tomato seed: 18 Roma, 18 Big Boy and 18 cherry.
In February they had germinated nicely. The 18 on the far left are the pepper plants – they took longer to germinate.
Now – look at them!
I probably should have transplanted these a while ago. But, today I had a friend come over and I was going to share my knowledge of tomato plants with him. Hands on is always the best.
To transplant tomato plants:
(1) Put a small amount of soil into the bottom of the new container.
(2) Carefully dig out the seedlings. I use a plastic spoon for this type of work.
(3) Place deep into the new pot.
(4) Snip off the bottom set of leaves.
(5) Fill in with soil as far up the stalk as you can. All the “hairs” on the stalk will develop into roots.
(6) Water in.
Every time you transplant the tomato plant, plant it as deep as you can. This will increase the nutrients and water into the plant.