After 6 days of germination, the tomato seeds sprouted 2 “ and are now ready for a new home. To create this home, look to your own home for creative inspiration & materials. I learned long ago that January is a great month to begin saving 2L milk cartons. These cartons are great for seedlings & props to reusing items. I’m not sure what my dad used when our milk came in powdered form from Canada Post in brown paper bags.
2 L milk cartons, Regular potting soil (lighter weight), Water, Sharpie
Root Stimulator, Grow Lights
Seek the Light & Rest at Night
Tomato seedlings thrive with light and darkness. To create this environment:
- Put them in a sunny window, or
- Place an artificial light (fluorescent lights) 4-6 inches above the seedlings to encourage strong stems
- 12-16 hours of light a day is ideal. Don’t forget the darkness component. Use timers to regulate
Construct a hanging light system on chains where you can raise the lights as the plants grow so you retain the 4-6 inch space between plant and light source.