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Earth Day tomatoes | CoMo Homestead
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All of our tomatoes are growing really well.All of our tomatoes are growing really well.
One of my tomato plants, a month after setting outside.One of my tomato plants, a month after setting outside.
I took a calculated risk and set out my tomato seedlings on March 18.I took a calculated risk and set out my tomato seedlings on March 18.
We start our seeds in soil blocks.We start our seeds in soil blocks.
Tomatoes are amazingly fuzzy.Tomatoes are amazingly fuzzy.
Tomatoes growing well in mid-March.Tomatoes growing well in mid-March.
Our tomato plants in Dixie cups, ready for their new homes!Our tomato plants in Dixie cups, ready for their new homes!
  • All of our tomatoes are growing really well.
  • One of my tomato plants, a month after setting outside.
  • I took a calculated risk and set out my tomato seedlings on March 18.
  • We start our seeds in soil blocks.
  • Tomatoes are amazingly fuzzy.
  • Tomatoes growing well in mid-March.
  • Our tomato plants in Dixie cups, ready for their new homes!

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.

Happy eating!

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