In this post, you will learn How to Repot Cucumber and Tomato Seedlings (Video). It is so fun, easy and rewarding. Nothing can beat homegrown produce and that is why I love to grow my own backyard garden.
Even though you can purchase fresh produce at the farmers market, I like to be sure that no chemical will be used when I grow my own garden plants. Growing cucumbers and tomatoes at home from seeds, saves you so much money, especially when you grow a large amount of them.
To speed up the growing process, I recommend soaking the seeds before sowing them. After starter plants are about 1 inch tall (2.5 cm) they need to be repotted into a larger container, so the root has more room to expand.
4″ (10 cm) wide in diameter pots
Plant seedlings into pots that have holes on the bottom. When you fill a pot with soil, it will be loose so pack it down for the roots to have a nicely packed soil to grow into. Since this is potting soil or a starting soil mix you will not over pack the soil, there will be plenty of air pockets.
Make a hole in the middle of the pot about one inch (2.5 cm) deep, lift a vegetable starter using a popsicle stick or if using starter containers remove from the container one at the time. Repot into a larger pot so the plant has plenty of room for continuing growth before it gets planted into the garden.
Water the pots carefully so that the soil does not splatter onto a plant; by doing this, it will prevent any bacterial contamination. Check the plants daily to keep the soil moist but not saturated.
Another way to water these plants is to place pots into a plastic container. Fill the water for about one inch and the plant will get moist through the holes on the bottom of the pots.
My preference is to place pots with plants into a cardboard box (that keeps the soil moist longer), and water each plant very carefully from the top.
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