Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» My SFG on TV - Featuring Compost Product
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:15 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 3:54 pm

» New England January 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:45 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 Today at 2:14 pm

» Forum Poll: Social Media
by countrynaturals Today at 1:02 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by yolos Today at 10:53 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 9:40 am

» 3rd World Country Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:42 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» To all my SFG pals and more.
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 8:48 pm

» Mid-South folks - please check in
by yolos Yesterday at 8:28 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:53 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:29 pm

» Green Juicing: Growing & Recipes Ideas
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:36 pm

» Seed starting station..
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:54 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:40 am

» Escarole in SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:55 am

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/22/2017, 10:36 pm

» Cauliflower
by sanderson 1/22/2017, 7:37 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by ralitaco 1/22/2017, 7:27 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 1/22/2017, 5:30 pm

» Grow Light Question
by camprn 1/22/2017, 4:30 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 1/22/2017, 4:24 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by countrynaturals 1/22/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by yolos 1/22/2017, 12:49 am

» EMT Clips
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 6:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 4:24 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 4:18 pm

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/20/2017, 8:18 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tomato seedlings?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tomato seedlings?

Post  greenmom on 4/26/2012, 12:01 pm

On St. Patrick's Day, I planted some lettuce transplants into organic potting soil (This was before I officially started my SFG so please excuse the lack of Mel's Mix). I know that my kids and neighbor kids were playing outside near where I was working, and I had a few open pouches of seeds in my supplies. About a week later, I noticed about a hundred little seedlings coming up in my sterile, store-bought soil. They were all the same, so I surmised that the kids had gotten into my seeds while I stepped away and "helped" by sprinkling them into my planters. No one will claim responsibility, but I am still suspicious. So, as not to waste, I carefully removed and replanted about six seedlings and have been carefully cultivating them since. They are doing well and now have true leaves. I believe they are cherry tomatoes, based on their appearance and the seed pouches that were open. However, they don't have that tomato smell. Does anyone know if tomatoes smell when they are so young, or am I wasting my time? I don't think they are weeds, because like I said, the soil was sterile. And although they are outside, not all of my planters have them. Help! I am very new at growing from seeds and would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

greenmom

Female Posts : 5
Join date : 2012-04-24
Location : Cincinnati

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato seedlings?

Post  sfg4uKim on 4/26/2012, 12:14 pm

I don't notice a tomato smell with seedlings. Do they have the tiny "hairs" along the stem?

____________________________

I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January - Barbara Kingsolver - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle


sfg4u.com
FB: Square Foot Gardening 4 U




sfg4uKim

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1888
Join date : 2010-09-30
Age : 58
Location : Glen Burnie, MD

View user profile http://sfg4u.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato seedlings?

Post  quiltbea on 4/26/2012, 1:11 pm

I can't smell my smallest seedlings either.


Last edited by quiltbea on 4/26/2012, 1:26 pm; edited 1 time in total

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4617
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato seedlings?

Post  camprn on 4/26/2012, 1:13 pm

Tomato plants do indeed have a distinctive smell, but they do not smell like tomato fruit. If you post a photo, we may be able to help.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14042
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato seedlings?

Post  greenmom on 4/26/2012, 1:42 pm

The stems do have tiny hairs.

greenmom

Female Posts : 5
Join date : 2012-04-24
Location : Cincinnati

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato seedlings?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:21 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum