Thursday, March 6, 2014

Seedling Update

It may be snowy outside, but there is a lot of green under my grow lights! I thought I would post an update on my seeds I started recently. The dwarf tomatoes I started two weeks ago are now getting their first true leaves. I am planning on transplanting them this weekend into individual pots. I am growing Sleeping Lady, Tasmanian Chocolate, Cherokee Tiger Black, Rainbow Dwarf and Dwarf Mr. Snow. This is my first experience growing dwarf tomatoes. They will eventually be transplanted into 5 gallon buckets. I started the dwarf varieties earlier then my other tomato varieties because they take longer to grow. I will be posting more information on Dwarf Tomatoes in a future post.
Rainbow Dwarf

On the left is Cherokee Tiger Black and on the right
 is Sleeping Lady.

 I also started peppers, eggplant and ground cherries two weeks ago. They are all germinating nicely, however the hot peppers are being poky which is not unusual. The ground cherry seedlings are very tiny and it will be awhile before they are transplanted into individual  pots. I am just glad they germinated for me, last year I did not have success with germination.

The Eggplant is on the left and the Ground Cherries are on the right back corner.

Sweet and Hot Peppers

I also planted some more broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower seeds a week ago just in case my winter sowing is not successful this year because of the extremely cold winter we are having. These seeds started sprouting the other day and once they are big enough I will be transplanting them into individual pots.

I will continue to post updates on all my seedlings for those who are interested. Thanks for reading my post and stop back again to see my 2014 gardening adventures!



  1. Thanks for posting this site. I like gardens they relax me. when im alon i go to my garden and water the plants. sometimes gardening. like in Russel Neswick where you can look for any design that you can put on to your garden like sculptures & garden statues.

    1. Thanks Tiffany for taking a look at my blog! I am the same way in my garden, it is so peaceful. Sometimes I find myself just sitting in my garden enjoying the sounds, smells and view. Are you a member of Tomato Depot?