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Growers in winter

Growers

After raising our baby tomato and eggplant seeds on a heating pad in February, they started growing nice big leaves that needed overhead light in March. So this UV light was attached to a homemade table-top stand to get them through the last few weeks of wintery days.

Worked like a charm–even if the neighbors were suspicious.

Fifty plants are currently growing, but we plan to keep just 24. If everything goes smoothly in the transition outside, we will give the remainder away.

Fifty plants are currently growing, but we plan to keep just 24. If everything goes smoothly in the transition outside, we will give the remainder away.

We were much better about labeling this year. Each of our seven varieties of heirloom tomatoes have been marked with a plastic tag using a wax pencil.

We were much better about labeling this year. Each of our seven varieties of heirloom tomatoes have been marked with a plastic tag using a wax pencil.

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