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Jostling tomatoes

Tomato seedlings

Tomatoes that appeared in their 200-cell trays only a couple of weeks ago are already competing hard (using the old let-my-leaves-overlap-yours tactic) with their neighbors, fighting for a place under the fluorescent sun. A month ago, every seedling looked like a little miracle to be celebrated. Today, they’re an insistent, unrelenting horde, pressing for better conditions NOW. The timing pressure is starting to mount, with the greenhouse to finish and field preparation (aka sod-busting) ongoing. The calendar is getting ready to flip a page, and the 15-day temperature forecast is pointing UP. At this point, after the long wait of winter, and the slow ease into spring, everything suddenly moves so FAST. Remain calm! :)



  1. Tara

    Loving the tomato plants!!!  How are mine doing?? just kidding


  2. Leokins

    I know what you mean, my little veggie and flower sproutlings are all crammed into every available window ledge and under every fluorescent lamp I have, all just waiting for space and sun. I gotta keep some of them from sticking their roots into their neighbour’s pots too.

  3. Oh, those final thoughts, so important…. so much to do.  being calm can only help.

  4. even though I’ve had 30 years of practice,  I still get a little anxious during this time of year–lots of juggling, staying on top of everything, doing everything at once!

  5. They are just growing so fast this time of year I am having to re-pot every couple of weeks now!

  6. organicsheri

    I completely understand! The race is on!

  7. CityGarden

    wow! so many healthy seedlings!

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