Some gardeners swear by rinsing and fermenting tomato seeds, but this technique sounded MUCH simpler, so I decided to give it a try.
Propagating a sucker into a plant of its own can be a little daunting (but it shouldn’t be, because it’s a cinch!)
There have been multiple drownings, repottings and bouts of fungus…But, I have excellent news.
In my hurry, and in the mid-day breeze, I most definitely sprayed myself with this diluted copper. As I watched the blue mist dry on my bare arms, I tried to think of all the things I know about copper, and let me tell you – it’s not very much.
About three days after the rain subsided, I noticed brown spots on the smallest of my plants (the one that I had painstakingly repotted (twice now). Uh oh. That’s not good.
My inner dialogue went something like “I’ll buy bigger pots, with better drainage, and I’ll set them up for success. I WILL MAKE THESE SEEDLINGS PRODUCE DAMN IT.”
It took me a long time to like tomatoes. My dad grew them in our garden when I was growing up, but I just wasn’t wild about them. I would always try a cherry tomato or two, right off the vine, because that’s what my dad did… but, it was mostly just for the novelty of it. …