Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Lil' Goners
by sanderson Today at 12:18 pm

» New in NY...Hi all
by Roxystargazer Today at 11:48 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 11:03 am

» Lower South May 2017
by walshevak Today at 9:11 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 8:35 am

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 2:46 am

» Natural Dying ~ The Thyme to Dye is Coming!
by sanderson Today at 1:46 am

» Tips for compost tumbler
by sanderson Today at 1:42 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 10:09 pm

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:09 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:06 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:44 pm

» New England May 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:55 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:46 am

» Maritime SGFG 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:29 am

» Strawberry protection
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:27 am

» Planting for the trellis
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:57 am

» Spring BBQ day
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Dandelions - I cut this out of a magazine when I was a teen-
by Scorpio Rising 5/23/2017, 8:02 pm

» Watering System -- Finally!
by countrynaturals 5/23/2017, 3:49 pm

» Slugs and stuff
by CapeCoddess 5/23/2017, 9:56 am

» surprising results from soil test
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:29 am

» New in Tennessee
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:23 am

» Netting as Barrier
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:20 am

» Bumble bees In Trouble
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:08 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Cajun Cappy 5/22/2017, 10:27 pm

» What region am I in now?
by CapeCoddess 5/22/2017, 3:54 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

Post  edfhinton on 5/26/2013, 8:24 am

I am unsure how to proceed. I have my 24 assorted tomato plants in 6" wide pots right now. These have been their third home since seeding. I had been hoping to plant them out Monday, but with the temperatures that are forecast I am wary of risking it (lows possibly below 40.) However, my schedule is such that if I do not, then I will not be able to get to it until next Saturday. My concern is that they already are about 12 to 15 inches tall above the mix in the pots and about 8 to 9 inches wide.

Do I need to move them to larger pots if I am going to wait another 6 days to plant them out? Or can I leave them in the 6" wide pots until then? They look good and healthy and do not appear to be close to flowering at all yet.

Thanks,

-Ed
avatar
edfhinton

Male Posts : 86
Join date : 2013-03-02
Age : 57
Location : Zone 5b, Exeter NH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

Post  sfg4uKim on 5/26/2013, 8:37 am

I think the answer lies beneath the surface. How are the ROOTS doing?

____________________________

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



avatar
sfg4uKim

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1915
Join date : 2010-09-30
Age : 58
Location : Glen Burnie, MD

View user profile http://sfg4u.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

Post  camprn on 5/26/2013, 8:46 am

I think they will be fine in the 6" pots until the weather warms up. Mine are still in small cells and looking good.

____________________________

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



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14139
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: Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

Post  edfhinton on 5/26/2013, 9:40 am

@sfg4uKim wrote:I think the answer lies beneath the surface. How are the ROOTS doing?
Unfortunately, I can't tell. Unlike the cells and 4" pots they lived in peviously, the 6" pos are self-watering, so I can't see underneath. I tried seeing if the bottom of a couple would turn or pop off to look, but they seem to be pretty firmly attached.

I guess I'll chance leaving them until Satuday.

-Ed
avatar
edfhinton

Male Posts : 86
Join date : 2013-03-02
Age : 57
Location : Zone 5b, Exeter NH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

Post  camprn on 5/26/2013, 9:43 am

Tomatoes are incredibly forgiving and are survivors. I believe they will be fine.

____________________________

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



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14139
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: Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

Post  Goosegirl on 5/26/2013, 10:42 am

@camprn wrote:Tomatoes are incredibly forgiving and are survivors. I believe they will be fine.

+1! If seedlings can survive MY care, they can survive just about ANYTHING!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3411
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

Post  Kelejan on 5/27/2013, 1:09 am

I think repotting and then planting out again after six days is too short a span. I think the 6" pots will be fine. Just make sure you plant them deeper when you do plant out.
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 4827
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Can I avoid up-potting my tomtoes?

Post  Sponsored content


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