Photo by Melody

Tomatoes: Seed starting mix and fertilizer

Communities > Forums > Tomatoes
bookmark
Forum: TomatoesReplies: 1, Views: 56
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
sweetie77
Kankakee, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 22, 2013
3:59 PM

Post #9394014

I have always started my seeds and never fertilized. This year I really want to push the envelope and try to get bigger yields and overall healthier plants. I bought Miracle Gro seed starter mix this year, because that's all I could find. I guess there's not a big demand for potting soil in Northern Illinois in January. Then there's fertilizer. What? How much? How often? I figured I would start off just mulching them with compost soon after they went into the garden. Hopefully, this will aid in weed control as well. Here's the lineup:

Seed Savers heirloom pack:
Italian Heirloom
Gold medal... love these. Best fried green tomatoes ever!
Lemondrop
Dester
Velvet red
Moonglow

Also Opalka


Park Seed Rainbow Blend Heirlooms:
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Big Rainbow
Black from Tula
Brandywine red
Cherokee Purple
Dixie Golden Giant

This message was edited Jan 22, 2013 9:37 PM

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
7:27 PM

Post #9394229

I used the Miracle grow starter mix type ptting soil many times good it is and always has been . Grandma always enjoyed growing BIG RAINBOW TOMATOES she grew a 3 a 5 and a 7 lb Tomato from those , Left me an envious "wanna be" that year for sure

Have a great time with those sounds like a great lineup..

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Tomatoes Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Blossom End Rot tiG 34 Mar 17, 2013 10:29 PM
TOMATOES ARE SPLITTING oblambert 31 Sep 11, 2012 7:13 PM
Principe Borghese/Juliet in containers? shane478 7 Feb 19, 2009 4:20 AM
Disease? Any idea what this is? BudZander 31 Apr 21, 2010 6:48 AM
Tree Tomato ?? faronell 10 Aug 3, 2007 1:23 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America