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Tomato Seedlings

Growing Tomatoes at Sensible Gardening and Living

So far…so good! The tomato seedlings are up and looking very healthy. I will probably pot them up into larger pots in a few weeks but for now they look happy and well.

I tried a few different varieties of tomato seeds this year, all of which are certified organic.

Tomatoe Seedlings / Sensible Gardening and Living
Tomatoe Seedlings / Sensible Gardening and Living

Persimmon

Heirloom Tomato Variety. A large orange beefsteak, sweet, resistant to cracking. One of the better flavors of all the orange tomatoes, meaty with few seeds. Vigorous and prolific.

Campbell

Heirloom Variety. A standard red tomato, 2-3 inches across, spherical with great flavor. Crack resistant, sweet and produces a good yield.  Good for canning, slicing and salads.

Ideal Tomato

A red early tomato, 2-3 inches across. Tasty and prolific, cold hardy.

Black Russian

Heirloom Variety. Black tomato, rich, deep flavor, a blend of sugar and acid. Medium sized growing on compact plants.

The amaryllis is moving along as well and should open over the weekend. I never tire of growing this plant, it is just too much fun to watch. I’m also determined to keep the bulb in good shape for next year. I previously wrote a blog about this and if you have an amaryllis in bloom check out that post, growing amaryllis, so you can save yours for re-blooming too.

Amarylis / Sensible Gardening and Living
Amarylis / Sensible Gardening and Living

8 thoughts on “Tomato Seedlings

  1. Tobiloba, I garden in zone 5. The amaryllis is a plant I must grow indoors only. Thanks for letting me know about the link, it works now. Just click on the light grey words “growing amaryllis”.

  2. hello, what is your climate like, because I will like to try out the amaryllis and I want to know if it can grow well in my weather. also when i clicked the link you put up at the end of the post about how to plant amaryllis it kept coming back to this post, help? thanks.

  3. An amaryllis here is about to bloom the second year in a pot. I kept the leaves growing on until August after it bloomed for Christmas, 2012. In August, I let it go dry until the leaves died back. Before they completely died back, it started putting on new growth, so I brought out of the dark, added some new potting soil by lifting the bulb and putting some underneath and a little to the top where it had settled. I cut off the old foliage and left the new growth. I despaired of seeing rebloom because it took until mid-February to decide to put up that bud.

    I’ve been advised that the drying off and restarting might not be necessary unless you are trying to manipulate bloom time, which didn’t work out anyhow, I was trying for Chirstmas. It was a nice sized bulb, so I potted it in a pot larger than usually seen for Hippeastrums.

  4. They are peat pots Andrea. They say you can plant your seedlings right into the ground, pot and all. However I don’t do that because I think they take too long to break down in the soil and are a hindrance to the plant’s growth. I will re-pot my tomatoes into something slightly bigger then remove them from their pots when I plant them into the garden in spring.

  5. Hi I am new here, came in via Fertilizer Friday. You have many tomato varieties and they all look good, i love most especially that black ones, havent seen those. I noticed your pots are the organic maybe coconut coir weaves, how long does it last as pots? And you have amaryllis too, i have a lot of H puniceum, and now am inclined to get some few varieties and hopefully go into breeding them as a hobby! What do you think? I will go to your old post of the amaryllis to see the blooms!

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