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Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Three weeks later from seed, the tomato plants are a bit leggy so I re-potted them.

Re-potting tomatoes

Three weeks ago, I started my tomato plants from seeds. Usually they grow slow because the room I grow them in, is usually around 60 degrees. When it warms up outside so does this room and then I start my eggplant and pepper seeds.

This year I started them all at once. Instead of 60 degrees the room was around 80 degrees. My cucumber germinated in two days and all of the tomato plants were up in a week. The eggplants and peppers followed a week later.

My tomato plants are growing a bit too fast and are getting rather leggy so I re-potted them and buried the stem down in the dirt. Roots should grow from the buried stem.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)