The seedlings are looking particularly stocky this year, which I attribute to the 24/7 fake wind generated by my old cheap fan. I really do think they grow hardier when they have good solid airflow.
The tomato seedlings are starting to really go. I’m going to have to get in there and up-pot them this weekend. (If you are new to starting your own seeds, you can check out my up-potting method.) The stems are long enough to bury down and the root systems are filling out their re-used deli container pots. If you grow with kids, start a few plants in clear containers. Use plastic deli containers, old clear plastic keg cups, or whatever you might have lying around that can have a few holes drilled in the bottom. Kids think it’s really cool to see the developing root system. Actually, I think it’s pretty cool, too.
I like to transplant when the roots are filling out the pot but not yet twining too much around the bottom of the container. This guy is just perfect for up-potting.
How are your tomatoes doing? Do you have too many starts and not enough room? Would you attempt the Grow-Bag-On-Roof madness?