I finally found time to repot my tomotoes. They were starting to get leggy. It was interesting to see how the different varieties grew differently. Three or four needed to be repotted once they were a couple inches tall; therefore they were laying over. Others were 6-8" tall and still growing straight and strong.
I bought a $1 pack of foam cups to use and used the remainder of my seed starting mix. I hope they do ok in it. I thought I had some potting mix when I started the project around 9pm last night. Almost all the 72 pods germinated, so I picked the best 26 to repot. That way I still have room for error and I'm hoping to get a dozen healthy plants to set in the garden.
Remember, when transplanting tomatoes-plant them DEEP; removing the first set of leaves and setting them up to the point you removed the leaves. They will shoot of roots all along the stem giving you a great root system.
Saturday it was so pretty here. I went out to work in the garden after work. I did some more cleaning of my beds and planted 24 potatos in two separate beds. I am growing Yukon Gold and a red variety that I can't remember the name right now.
Hubby planted some asparagus he picked up. I need to do some more research on growing asparagus. If you have any suggestions or tips for successful growing, please do share!!
To be successful at gardening you need to know when to plant what in your garden. Here is a great calendar for zone 5. If you are not in zone 5 check with your local extension office. (click on photo to enlarge)
Vegetable Garden Planting Guide, Kansas State University by Charles Marr, 1992