Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tomato Seeds

Hooray! It's time to start planting seeds (at least in Houston it is...).

According to Year Round Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers for Metro Houston, it's time to plant tomato seeds indoors. I used those expanding peat moss seed growing things. They are fun to watch expand!

Perhaps I should not actually feature my gardening endeavors on this blog, since I have pretty much no idea what I am doing. I try to read books as much as I can, but when those books tell me things I don't want to hear, then I'm forced to ignore them. For example, apparently, you need to raise tomato seeds under fluorescent lights instead by a window. Well, we don't have fluorescent lights in our house, and I'm not about to buy some for our little tomato project.

We also have little to no light around our house, so I'm trying to figure out where to put a raised bed. I think my best bet will be on the west side of the house, but I'll have to ask my neighbor for permission to let the beds slip a little onto his property. It shouldn't be an issue, since the house is pretty much abandoned, and he only stops by once in a while to mow the lawn.

Crossing my fingers!

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1 comment:

Ms Bear Cub said...

heehee, this is basically my philosophy when it comes to tomato seedlings :)
Have you tried sprouting seeds in paper egg cartons?
I tried this past spring, but they either baked (when I put a clear "greenhouse-y" plastic cover on them), dried out (sans plastic cover), or got eaten! (kitteh!)

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