Last year I did something I’ve never done before. I saved seeds from one of my tomatoes. But I can’t remember which tomato I saved from.

As I recall, last summer was total doodoo for tomato growing. I had four plants but only one did much, probably an early girl or stupice. I’m guessing that’s the one. But I had a Roma, too, and I like to make sauce from those. The heirloom tomatoes look pretty and taste good but I’ve never had one that produced more than a few lumpy tomatoes.

I thought I’d throw them in some potting soil and see what happened and look. Lots of sproutage. I hate thinning sprouts (poor little seedlings, just want a chance) but I don’t see how it’s going to work otherwise. Plus, I don’t need 20 of the same plant. I don’t even need 3 of the same plant but I’ve got them now.

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4 Responses to Sprouts

  1. Kira says:

    They’re so cute. In Kindergarden, we got to grow bean sprouts. I feel like I remember it as traumatic…I was owrried about how that little thing could live off of a paper towel. But these look hardy and cute.

  2. AEJ says:

    Hopefully you’ll have better luck this year.

  3. Marvin says:

    No, thinning is good, else the world would be overrun with tomato plants. They’re genetically engineered to overproduce, so that the few which would actually survive in nature will continue the line.

  4. angelawd says:

    I’ve never had any luck getting plants beyond this stage. No matter what I do, they wither and die. What am I doing wrong? Do you have this problem?

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