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Old 03-24-2019, 03:27 PM
 
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Iíve planted some tomato, basil, rosemary, cilantro seeds in Jiffy pots and have them in our basement in front of glass doors that get lots of sun.

How often do I water them and from the top or let them absorb from the bottom?

And, or, should I cover the bunch with plastic to lock in the moisture?

Better to move them outside in the sun on warm days?

I obviously have all these questions and want my growing to be successful while Iím a total newbie!

Eventually I will move the tomato plants into 5 gallon buckets if Iím able to grow something, thanks❗️
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:37 PM
 
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What zone are you in?
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:42 PM
 
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It is too early to start in the northeast.

I don't think it matters how you water them.

Don't cover with plastic because you'll grow molds

Tomatoes need really warm days which the northeast isn't going to get for another month.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:56 PM
 
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It is too early to start in the northeast.

I don't think it matters how you water them.

Don't cover with plastic because you'll grow molds

Tomatoes need really warm days which the northeast isn't going to get for another month.
We are in Zone 7b, SW Virginia about 500 south of where you are in Yorktown Heights!
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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You might want to plant them,/it leave the plants indoors. Jiffy pots have no nutrients, it can sprout but it won’t grow as much.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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I used starter soil do I’m assuming nutrients are included in the soil?

I guess I could put the pots outside in the sun as long as temperatures are above freezing?
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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You can take them out in the day in the sunny area, but bring them in at night. Do that a few weeks so they can get climatized with the outside temperature. I use milk container to cover them for a few weeks before I completely put them outside.

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Old 03-24-2019, 07:56 PM
 
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Do I water them every day?
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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I would water them, make sure they survive. It’s a young plant. Not sure everyday but check and make sure it’s not dried out.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:13 PM
 
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I would water them, make sure they survive. Itís a young plant. Not sure everyday but check and make sure itís not dried out.
Got it, thanks!
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