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moving tomato from garden to pot


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Colleen18-Jul-04 01:23 PM EST 2b   
GardenGnome19-Jul-04 09:53 AM EST 6a   
Colleen21-Jul-04 12:34 PM EST 2b   
Glen T21-Jul-04 09:02 PM EST 7   


Subject: moving tomato from garden to pot
From: Colleen
Zone: 2b
Date: 18-Jul-04 01:23 PM EST

I have 2 tomato plants, one roma and the other a regular tomato, planted in my Square Foot Garden. I have the garden covered with a cap to keep heavy rain off, etc. It can be removed, but I'd rather leave it in place as we are getting some pretty wild storms in Saskatchewan. In any case, my tomatos are outgrowing their spots in the garden. Can I take them out and plant them into pots? Thanks for any help! Colleen.


Subject: RE: moving tomato from garden to pot
From: GardenGnome
Zone: 6a
Date: 19-Jul-04 09:53 AM EST

Hi Colleen.

Sure you can transplant your tomatoes. Just be aware they have a shallow root system, so dig up as big a rootball as possible that will fit in your pot and try not to disturb the roots. Bury the next couple of inches of stem as well (new roots will develop along the stem). Also, give it a dose of transplant fertilizer (follow directions on the package).

Cheers G


Subject: RE: moving tomato from garden to pot
From: Colleen
Zone: 2b
Date: 21-Jul-04 12:34 PM EST

Thanks for your help! I'm going to move them on the weekend. Colleen.


Subject: RE: moving tomato from garden to pot
From: Glen T
Zone: 7
Date: 21-Jul-04 09:02 PM EST

Colleen-just a reminder, I'd put the newly transplanted tomato in a shady spot till it perks up, it will wilt at first.

Move it gradually into early/late day sun, then back to the full sun once it is able to "take it" without wilting. Water regularly, but don't waterlog the roots...they need air as well as water.

The transplant fertilizer might be real helpful, as already mentioned. Stuff with kelp in it has other goodies to help the stressed out plant, but I also like to think of the minerals and such that I might get when I eat the kelp fertilized tomatoes!

Glen


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