April 4, 2012
It has been a little over two weeks since I planted my tiny tomato seeds and voilà! Tomato babies!
After over a week with no growth, I was starting to have my doubts (especially since I made the rookie mistake of not pre-moistening the seedling mix before adding the seeds). BUT! When I got back from my ski trip I noticed a handful of barely perceptible babies (or cotyledons) starting to pop up.
Now they’ve got their first set of cotyledon leaves and I’m going to need to find a more appropriate place for them – that isn’t my bathroom floor. These babies are going to need plenty of bright light to thrive. I know there’s a long way to go from tiny sprouts to a basket of tomatoes, but germination is the first step and gives me hope. With any luck, in a few weeks most of them will have their first set of “true leaves” and be ready for transplant.