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Baby tomatoes

Tomatoes Are Up

Know what that means? Juicy tomatoes are just around the corner. Yum! 
Like any urban farmer, there’s hope that this year will be a bountiful one. This year especially, we are praying that we’ll have a better tomato crop/harvest then last year.

Last season we had a 90% reduction in harvest due to the unusual combination of humidity and heat (thanks to global warming).

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  1. Helen says:

    Do you germinate your tomato seeds under grow lights?

  2. jen says:

    Yeah Tomatoes! Sending wishes for a great harvest this year… I’m craving tomatoes just thinking about them!

    In past journal entries you’ve mentioned self-watering tomato (and strawberry) pots – would you share how you do that? I assume it’s not with an olla.

    And THANK YOU for all you do share – I’ve gotten so much inspiration and great information from you since I found your site about five months ago. Today I’m planting leafy greens and some flowers, using the planting times on the Moon calendar I got from the Peddler’s Wagon. Thanks again!

  3. Anais says:

    Hi Helen

    Fortunately for us we live in a mild climate so we need to use grow lights. So, the answer is “no we don’t germinate the tomatoes under grow lights.” Instead, we have a sunny south the house where we have set up shelving where we start our seeds using natural sunlight.

  4. Anais says:

    Hello Jen

    Thanks for dropping us a line and posting. Seems that reader’s comments have been dropping of these last couple months. Wonder why?

    Anyhow, glad to hear you too have a hankering for some ‘maters.

    As for self watering containers. We bought a few Earthboxes about a decade ago and we are still using them – but they are expensive and since then have made our own using plastic tubs and rubbermaids. http://www.pathtofreedom.com/neighborhood/lofiversion/index.php/t322.html (there are links to DIY ones at one of the last postings)

    Thanks for the positive comments about the MOON CALENDAR – it’s a really great calendar to have on hand and we love ours too!

    Happy (almost) spring!
    Anais