I transplanted one tray of the Round I tomato seedlings to larger containers this evening. This tray contained Sun Gold, Taxi, Black Prince, and Indigo Rose varieties. All are very vigorous, and I’m loving the very dark green/purple leaves on the Indigo Rose plants. If the tomatoes are as lovely as the leaves, they’ll be amazing!
All are planted in 4”x4” origami pots made out of chicken feed bags. A few are planted in leftover homemade seed starting soil (equal parts worm castings, perlite, sifted compost, and coco coir), but most are planted in a homemade secondary soil (equal parts worm castings, sifted compost, and coco coir).
Most seedlings had three sets of true leaves. I stripped the lower set off and buried the plant in dirt up to half an inch or so below the middle pair, then mulched the top with my go-to Soil-Building Compost that I use as mulch. Then I watered them thoroughly.
The roots are very well-developed: some seedlings had to be pried apart from their neighbors. I probably should have transplanted them a week or two ago. Also, I noticed that even though I’d soaked the top thoroughly, the lower dirt of many seedlings were dry. Needs moar water!
Now, to note this and several other garden events in my paper 2013 garden calendar, which I’ve gotten behind in updating…