Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Movin' On Up

My lovely tomato plants have grown their 2nd set of leaves. 14 little plants made it through my learning curve of seed starting.

I'm putting a lot of trust in Nancy Bubel & this book: The New Seed Starters Handbook

I changed a few things I was doing based on her ideas. First, I removed the heat source. Her opinion (citing several studies) is cooler temps during seedling growth, lead to higher yields. So, once the seeds germinated, I removed the heat mats.


Also, lots of websites suggest 24 hours of light. Nancy suggests 8 hours of darkness leads to better growth and I can already see the difference. (She cites several scientific sources)

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