Thursday, May 8, 2008

Seedling Snip

Once I had a tray of healthy seedlings, it was time for my least favorite part of growing plants from seed: the snip. In each peat pellet I originally planted two to four seeds. Now that all my seedlings developed their true leaves it was time to thin them out. The true leaves are not the first set of leaves that come up, but the second. In my earlier post you can see how the first set of leaves all look the same, regardless of the kind of plant. The true leaves are particular to each kind of plant. This is a tomato plant. 

I trimmed all but the strongest stalk. It's a little sad. I hope he makes it. 

1 comment:

clldngcrrnts said...

Nice pics.

I am sure your seedling is enjoying the spotlight all to itself.