My tomato seedlings have really been growing the last week or two. It was time to move them out of the seed starting tray and into pots. While they’ll still have 3-4 weeks before they can go in the ground, they are developing root systems and leaves which will make them strong and healthy for the growing season.
I used to use peat pots for this step of the gardening process, but there’s been a lot of press lately on the topic of peat and it looks like there are now better alternatives available. I’ll be looking into this more as I current use peat moss as part of my raised bed filler. Perhaps there is a more sustainable option I can use. In the meantime, I’ve made the switch to these 100% peat-free renewable coir pots. They work the same way, and can be planted right into the garden just as I did with the peat pots.
In the above photo you can see I’ve also transplanted the impatiens I started from seed. Only 7 plants grew in my tray of 70! That’s a terrible germination rate… and now I’ll be buying a tray of impatiens at the garden center.