Friday, May 2, 2008

Busy potting up tomatoes and getting ready for Baker Creek

I have been extremely busy potting up over 100 tomato plants this week.

I had to transfer them from cell packs to individual peat pots or plastic cups. I wasn't planning to transplant so many, but lots of my friends and family are interested in my crazy heirloom varieties. I should have stopped saying "sure you can have a few of them" a long time ago. I was hoping to be able to speed things up this year by using soil blocks, but abandoned that effort early on. I don't have the larger 4 inch block maker yet which I would like for these tomatoes. I try to give these precious little tomato seedlings a lot of room to develop into strong healthy plants. I hope to get the larger soil block maker for next year.

As for this year, I have a few more varieties left to transplant today before we leave for the Baker Creek Spring Planting festival in Missouri that I wrote about in the last post.

I'm taking my laptop with me so I may still have Internet access. Email me or comment here if you will be at the festival too. My family and I are looking forward to it. See you in Bakersville!

3 comments:

Anthony

Have a great trip! Be sure to bring back lots of interesting stuff for future posts. :)

Curtis

Have a great time Marc. I have 2 heirloom tomatoes and a couple hybrids.

Michelle

I'm so jealous . . .so jealous I tagged you for a garden photo meme!

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