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7 Steps for Gorgeous Tomato, Pepper & Eggplant Seedlings Plus Common Mistakes to Avoid

Apr 10, 2020
 

For many of us, there is no summer without tomatoes. 

When you're sowing tomato seeds, you're sowing summer!

And sigh: Growing gorgeous tomato transplants from seed is *not* especially easy. 

Here's the counter-intuitive truth: Younger, unstressed transplants often yield many times the abundance of old, stressed transplants. 

No matter how short your seasons are, starting seeds earlier than is optimal is simply undermining your abundance.

Also, your goal for any transplant (also potentially counter-intuitive!) is for your seedling to be as short, stout & deep green as possible. Short and stout because they're not leggy, stretching and stressed for light. Deep green because they're fully photosynthesizing and not nutrient-deficient. 

Growing healthy tomato transplants is not easy, Friends. 

Being honest with ourselves about how well we grow transplants indoors is even harder! 

Here are common mistakes to save you heartache as well as how to sow...

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