I planted out some seeds in early januari. Some of them grew pretty big during the weeks that passed and now that I’m back home again I started repotting the bigger seedlings in bigger pots. I started with a few of the tomatoes, since tomatoes are the most important thing in our garden, as you might understand.
I also started with the tomatoes because they have grown a bit tall during the week that we were away. We had placed them in plastic to keep them wet, but apparently it was also quite dark because of that. And when it’s dark, tomatoes grow tall and the plant becomes weaker.
The good thing though is that tomatoes have hairy stems which are all potential roots. So when your tomatoes seem to be a bit tall and they have their first real leaves, you can just place them in bigger pots and put part of the stem under the soil. This way you make the plant stronger.
After I repotted them, I also gave them new (pink!) tags which will last a very long time. My old wooden tags were getting all kinds of fungi which didn’t seem right and besides that the color of the pen started running due to humidity, so I couldn’t see anymore what kind of plants I had sown out. I now bought semi-professional tags which I will test out now. Hopefully this will work better.
The new bigger pots that I’m using are coconut pots. In a few months I’ll be able to place the whole pot in the soil without removing the seedling from the pot. Which is easy and the chances of me breaking some fragile roots while doing that are then pretty small. So it’s hopefully a good choice. I’ll update you on that as well in the upcoming months.