I have a few questions for you all! I'm growing in a green house
Firstly, my tomatoe seedlings started to appear, is this the point
start feeding tomatoe food or shall I wait?
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Secondly, I am growing cucumbers and cabages in the same seed tray.
then decided to research them and found out that cucumbers like 25C an
cabages about 15C. So even though they have started growing, can
seperate then and whats the best way to do this?
Cucumber left / Cabage right
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Thanks in advance
First off, all seeds contain enough food for a young plant. You don't
want to be "feeding" them at this stage!
Personally, I would wait until after the tomatoes develop true leaves
- not the cotydelon (sp?) leaves. You'll know true leaves, because
they are what look like tomato leaves. It's kinda like baby teeth,
these primary leaves will eventually drop off. When the true leaves
appear, give the plants another week or so, then transplant to a
larger container. Hold the seedling by a leaf, not the stem - too
easy to crush. At this time, if you wish, supply a light, very light
dose of plant food, with a light watering in. That's all you need
until you have a PLANT to deal with. I start my entire (near enough)
garden every year, and I don't fertilize seedlings, just water and
light. I feed the plants when they go in the ground outdoors.
Second, you can think about splitting up the cukes and cabbages when
you see (again) true leaves. I would hesitate to TP seedlings prior
to this - beginnings are such dicey things. Give the seedling a
chance, then break 'em up when they put out leaves.
That's my story, and ahm stickin' to it!
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