Spinach, Lettuce, and Tomatoes! (Seed Sowing Saturday)

Spinach, Lettuce, and Tomatoes! (Seed Sowing Saturday)

Today’s Seed Sowing Saturday post for me is more about the results than starting new seed. My daughter and I did plant some onion sets (probably about 70 some weren’t worth planting) and some potatoes (about 16 red potatoes). We still need to plant the Yukon golds which are my favorite potato.

So lets take a look at what we have growing!

The lettuce seedlings in the garden have a good start.  The cotyledons are leafed out to gather more sun to make the new lettuce leaves.

The spinach is at the same stage as the lettuce.  

The tomatoes are all sprouting along! Brandywine, Woodle Orange, and Cherokee purple have all germinated. I have them under grow lights indoors. We have about 6 weeks before it’s safe to plant them outside here in Middle Tennessee (Spring Hill).

And the close-up!

I have several other varieties of tomatoes and peppers that need started ASAP. I like to have good sized plants right after the frost date to give them as much time to grow as possible. When I plant the tomatoes I strip the side leaves then bury the whole plant up to the top leaves. Tomatoes root along the stem so the more stem that is beneath the soil the more roots form – and more roots is always a good thing for tomatoes! I choose to plant my plants deep rather that in a trench but both methods work great!

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Here are the Seed Sowers for this Saturday!


Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. I just planted spinach and lettuce in containers on the upper back deck this past week, waiting for them to germinate…I too, like to plant tomatoes deep.

  2. I like all your "new" plants. They look great.
    I planted Brandywine, Swiss Chard {both kinds}, chives, garlic chives & golden bantam corn. Carrots & bush beans are next. I'm hoping they will do good.

  3. I'm starting in on my summer heat garden; and already fretting winter salad withdrawal! One of my summer salad parts will be baby Sword Beans!

    Early this past week, I redid my seed starting trays – and started the first round of summer veggies. A belated Seedy Saturday.

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