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Fri May 8, 2020, 05:57 PM

Just started some seeds indoors today

Last edited Fri May 8, 2020, 06:42 PM - Edit history (1)

Probably a couple of weeks late, but our finances didn't allow us to start earlier.

Beefsteak tomato, cherry tomato, bell pepper, and zucchini.

Also planning beets and radishes, but those we'll start in the ground in a couple of weeks.


There will also be basil (which I'm told acts as an insecticide if you plant it near your tomatoes).

Edit to add: Lettuce!! there will be lettuce too.


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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 06:03 PM

1. Nice!

I love beefsteak tomatoes, but they don't do well here in TN. Thank you for the heads up about basil! 😊

Happy growing!

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 06:25 PM

2. So glad I'm not the only one runnig a little late

I planted indoors yesterday -- cherry tomatoes, banana peppers, bell peppers, marigolds (also good for repelling insects, so they say). I too will plant radish and beets in the ground when the cold snap is over.

I hope it'll soon be warm enough here to plant zucchini and basil outdoors.

Let's hope our crops prosper despite our planting a little late. Good luck to us!

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2020, 07:40 AM

3. I transplanted my tomatoes into dixie cups 2 weeks ago and we've been putting them out in the sun

during the day. They have outgrown the cups and are ready to go in the ground, but it's just too darn cold. The soil temp hasn't warmed up enough and it's supposed to be 36 degrees tonight and this is North Georgia!! I hope we can plant them late next week when the temps are supposed to be in the 60-80 degree range. I swear they were shivering when I went out this morning.

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Response to japple (Reply #3)

Sat May 9, 2020, 08:30 AM

4. I'm glad mine are inside

we got SNOW this morning. May 9th--snow.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #4)

Sat May 9, 2020, 09:44 AM

5. WOW! So sorry for you. At least our tomatoes were up off the ground in a

protected space. Tough year for gardeners.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2020, 01:24 PM

6. I started some tomatoes just in case the nursery where I usually buy them wasn't

operational this spring and I think I killed them. I put them out in the sun for too long and didn't harden them off properly. Oh, well. The weather is so weird this year. Last night we had some snow in New England and I actually covered up my radishes which were starting to come up in the garden. I've never done that before, but I don't remember my emerging plants ever facing snow before either. I've got a little greenhouse cold frame for early lettuce and everything in there is doing well. My snap peas are coming up and I spotted a few beets, too. I threw some hay over them to keep the snow off. Better weather next week!

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Response to Vinca (Reply #6)

Sat May 9, 2020, 01:47 PM

7. I was going to ask about "harden off"

I started some bell peppers, and the seed packet said to "harden off" before transplanting. I have no idea what that means. lol

I'm in New England as well. Yeppers. Snow on May 9.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #7)

Sat May 9, 2020, 03:27 PM

8. You're supposed to expose them to the great outdoors in gradual increments.

Instead of putting the tomato seedlings in full sun for most of the day I should have only put them out there for an hour or so and then either brought them in or moved them out of direct sun. You increase it little by little until they can stay out the entire day. I'm afraid I'm lousy at growing bell peppers even when I buy healthy, perfect plants. I don't know what I do wrong, but I never seem to get many peppers out of them. I don't know where you're located, but if you're ever in Dummerston, Vermont, the Walker Farm is the place to be. Best plants on the planet.

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