During the day, as long as it is not too windy or cold, this is where my "seedlings" bask in the sun. My prized beefsteaks are on the right.
As you can see, they have grown a lot in 17 days. The beefsteaks are 17 inches now. The stalks are as big as pencils. All this makes me VERY happy.
These are the cherry tomatoes...at around 10 inches.
These are the paste tomatoes at around 8 inches. I think these are the most delicate tomato plants I have ever seen. The leaves are thinner. I am hoping they are prolific and makes great salsa.
Looking back at my last post here, it seems they have grown very fast in 2 1/2 weeks. The beefsteaks seem to have doubled in size. This makes me very happy again...or still.
Then we have the peppers. They are really slow growing. I am so glad I started them early. But even most of them are around 6 inches.
These are my new batches of hot pepper relish and salsa. My mouth is already watering. Two more weeks and in the ground they go. At least that is what the Farmer's Almanac says.
Maybe by then, my beefsteaks will have blooms. Wouldn't that be nice? I am so excited. LOL.
Just a reminder: These are not planted in dirt. They were started in peat moss, vermiculite, and perlite. After two weeks they got more of that mix with some worm castings thrown in, on top. I put 3-4 handfuls of castings in a jug and fill it with water. That is like feeding them vitamin water. I am hoping that it helps to keep the diseases down, and makes them grow like crazy.
It is supposed to, anyway.
I shall keep you posted.