How to Thin Your Tomato Plants
Tomatoes can be a bit finicky even for the best of growers. We like to thin our seedlings to give our 'maters a boost in their infancy. While it might feel counterintuitive to tear out the little seedlings, removing excess tomato seedlings will allow each plant sufficient space, sunlight, and nutrients to grow. Here are a few tips and tricks for thinning tomato plants.
TIPS FOR THINNING TOMATO SEEDLINGS:1. Tomato plants are ready for thinning when seedlings reach 2-3 weeks of age or approximately 3-4 inches in height.
4. Thin seedlings so that individual plants are 1-2 feet apart, depending on the type of tomato (larger varieties require more space than smaller varieties). If growing a Seedsheet, it's easy! Just thin to one plant per pod.
The Seedsheet Team
That is a great question. If you are growing fruiting plants inside during the winter, we suggest using a grow light. Fruiting plants especially, need a lot of light to develop and sustain the growth of their fruit. We suggest 10-12 hours of direct sunlight, so that would definitely be tough to achieve during the winter no matter where you live. As for the particular light, we have done a lot of testing and have found the most success with the LED full spectrum grow light that we offer on our website. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Love this! Will b shopping real soon :) . So the tomatoes and other plants will grow inside in winter … Without special light, etc,?? If so, what? Thanks ❣️
Hi Barbara! Thanks for the question! You will need to prepare your garden soil before planting a Seedsheet on top. First, remove all of the existing grass and vegetation. Second, use a pitchfork to loosen up at least 12" of soil so that water can percolate through it and your plants roots can develop. Third, we recommend adding a quality organic potting mix or compost mix to the surface of your garden to provide additional nutrients! Here’s a blog post with more detail: https://seedsheets.com/blogs/tips-and-tutorials/wake-up-your-soil-how-to-fertilize-and-refresh-your-garden-to-plant-again
Can seed sheets just be rolled out over grass to start veggie garden or do you have to remove the grass first?
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