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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) rsalter@jg.net, Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer) agregory@jg.net, Frank Noonan (copy editor) fnoonan@jg.net and Cathie Rowand (photographer) crowand@jg.net.

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