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Old April 21, 2017   #241
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Top pic is my Emily Basil.
Your Seedlings look GREAT - Cole !!
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Old April 21, 2017   #242
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That reminds me of how I neglected to level off the dirt before I set up my greenhouse, this year. All the water that drained out went to one end of some of the trays. I stuffed some soil under the greenhouse to correct the biggest issue. However, for the last two or three days, I've had a toad that talks to me from under the tarp that's under my greenhouse whenever I go to water stuff. I wouldn't have known what it was if I hadn't studied toad calls in 2015 or so. I guess it's living under the tarp, in the middle of the greenhouse (I'm not sure if it would do that if it were level—probably, since toads like to stay warm, and they might find a way). It's just a small 6'x5'x3' unheated greenhouse in our backyard (I only use it for seed-starting). It's getting some wear, though. It turns out that the vents don't seem to be UV resistant, though (same for the plastic fittings). If I ever get another one, or repair this one, I should spray those down with something to make it UV resistant. The cover itself is UV resistant, though (and durable).
In my younger days, before I was married, I had a crappy apartment where the storm door didn't close completely and a toad used to hop in every evening and sit in the middle of my livingroom and watch TV with me and my dog. True story.
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Old April 22, 2017   #243
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Found something interesting inside my cold frame this morning. I was worried last few days cold temperatures and snow outside will do harm to my tomatoes, scared of frost. But, I found this:




Is it normal for this variety to already make blossoms on this size? I thought it must grow bigger. Still early for transplant in garden.
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Old April 22, 2017   #244
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In my younger days, before I was married, I had a crappy apartment where the storm door didn't close completely and a toad used to hop in every evening and sit in the middle of my livingroom and watch TV with me and my dog. True story.
That's awesome! I showed a cow at the fair a video game on my Kindle Fire, once—it looked very interested.
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Old April 22, 2017   #245
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Here is my first attempt at tomato seedling photography. Please be kind

Forgot to mention - seedlings are about 6-8 weeks along. The bigger ones just finished up a 2 week stint in a ~50 degree garage. The rest sit in the 60's.
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Old April 22, 2017   #246
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They look good!
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Old April 22, 2017   #247
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hiya throwaway, nice looking seedlings.

You got ample drain holes cut in those cups? I like slits or holes low on the sides in addition to directly on the bottom, then they'll drain no matter what surface they're on? Also, I think I'm seeing a nice mix of coco/peat, but I'm not seeing much if any perlite? I like perlite at 25%-35% and believe porosity makes it much easier to ward off many of the over-watering complications. ie: damping off, mold, leaf curl

I'm Ricky Shaw, and I'm porosity obsessed.
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Old April 22, 2017   #248
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Look good to me....
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Old April 22, 2017   #249
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Thanks all!

@Ricky - I drilled 4 (couldn't tell you size) holes equidistant on the bottoms. Thought about the sides too late for this go around. Will add that next time. Coco indeed - I had a big block of Kempf Compressed Coco Fiber and decided to tempt fate and save on seed starting mix. There is probably 5% vermiculite and definitively no perlite. I let the top of the material turn light brown before watering, and always from the bottom.

The tomatoes have been tough buggers, but my cauliflower is having a terrible time. Had my first suspected damping off of a pepper plant today and my second wave of germination in this mix has been terrible. Lessons learned.
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Old April 22, 2017   #250
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Great looking plants!
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Old April 22, 2017   #251
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A few shots of tomato seedlings at 30 days.
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Old April 22, 2017   #252
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Beautifully thick, an obviously great nutrient and growing regimen. Nice work Randall.
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Old April 26, 2017   #253
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My seedlings sown March 19 th. are ready to go out into the cold earth in the unheated tunnel houses. They must however wait for May 1st Labor day!
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Old April 26, 2017   #254
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Very pretty plants, everyone
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Old April 27, 2017   #255
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How do you attach an image???? WAIT: I think I saw it, I think I saw it. Pic is one week old. They are well above tags now and old german have been transplanted to pots.
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