Thanks to everyone who came out to Earth Day today in Columbia and bought our tomato plants at the Master Gardener’s booth! I hope they produce abundantly for you.
If this is your first time to CoMo Homestead, we are urban homesteaders in Columbia, Missouri. We grow as much of our own food as possible on our small plot in the heart of the city.
We donated three different varieties of tomato plants to the Master Gardeners for the sale today. If you bought one of our plants, these links will give you more information about your particular variety:
We grew the plants in soil blocks under lights. I started them in mid- to late-February, and this morning I separated them out into Dixie cups so they would be more portable. Since I did disturb their roots by packaging them in the cups, I’d recommend planting them in the ground or in a container today or as soon as you can get to it. They’d also appreciate some fertilizer.
The temperature is supposed to get down to 37F in Columbia tonight, which means some areas could have a frost. If you do set your plants out tonight, I would cover them up to protect them, just in case.
If you have any questions about your tomatoes, please ask! We’re happy to help. We’d also love to hear how they produce for you.