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Monday, February 11, 2013

Starting Tomatoes, Eggplant and Peppers UNDER Plastic

Q. What vegetables can we plant now in the garden?

A. If you want to try something unique try planting these warm season vegetables in small peat pots in a soil trench in the garden covered with plastic. Warm up the trench with plastic first before you put them in the trench. I will post some pictures.
Trenches made for tomato plants

Compost is added to the soil in the trench and mixed
Tomato seedling germinating in the trench under plastic and slit (not hole)
 is made to release heat

After March 15 or last danger of frost the lower leaves on the tomato plant
are removed, the soil in the trench is collapsed around the stem and a hole
cut in the plastic to allow the plant to emerge. I usually leave the plastic and mulch.

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