Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dryer Lovin' Tomato Plants

Do you like Tomatoes?  I do.  In fact, if nothing else, I always have tomato plants in the garden.  Well I say I, but my hubby would say different.  :)  I do admit that he keeps the garden up.  I just tie em, pick em, and cook and eat em!

Last Monday, the 11th, we bought one of those little, I guess you would call it a tray greenhouse.  It included 16 of the large disks that you just water and it expands for you to plant tomato seeds in.  We came home and planted 2 Better Boy Tomato seeds in each holder.  I put them on top of the dryer to keep them warm.


This is today, the 19th, 8 days later.








Would you believe the only light it gets is when the kitchen light gets cut on.  My washer and dryer are in the far corner in a cubby by themselves.









Some are over 6 inches tall.










Several are over 6 inches tall!








This little sprout is the last one to come out, and it wasn't there last night.





These seeds were supposed to take up to 10 days to sprout.  It's been less than that and look how big they are.  Spring better hurry because I don't think they'll wait.  They're happy, I'm happy.

My honest opinion.....the pods are well worth the under $7.00 price tag.

P.S.  My dryer has hardly been used during this time.

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16 comments:

  1. Very cool....we're trying some container gardening and have two tomato plants going in 5 gallon buckets.

    We didn't start ours from seedds, though, so I'm curious to see how yours do. Keep me informed :)

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    1. Will do! We did the buckets year before last, but here in TN, they had to be watered more than 3 times a day. Got plenty of tomatoes from them but they just didn't have that acidy taste.

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  2. That is pretty awesome that they are already sprouting. I am NOT a fan of tomatoes (like at all), but to each is own :) My brother in law wanted to grow asparagus but then found out it wouldn't be ready for harvesting (?? would that be the right garden term?? lol) for at least a year, so he X'd that idea ... it was pretty sad. We all LOVE asparagus :) Following you back from the hop love. Thanks for your comment :) totally_rachel

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    1. Gosh, I don't think I have ever met anyone who did not like tomatoes:) I love asparagus too. We tried that last year but they didn't do anything. Thanks for the follow back.

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  3. I have always wanted to try these, but it just seemed to time consuming! Yours look to be doing well, though!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Thanks Jenna. Enjoyed your blog too.

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  4. We did this last year and kept them in the laundry room too. Thanks for stopping by my blog http://georgielee.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one spending time there. :) Thanks Georgie.

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  5. Your tomatoes are doing great! Following you back from the blog hop. Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. Well thank you Judy. I'm really enjoying the hop.

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  6. Your tomatoes look great!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Hi Julie! I love tomatoes and recently planted seeds in a tray too It's crazy how fast they sprouted. Now if I can just keep them alive and get them in the ground.

    Thanks for the follow. I'm following back.

    This Southern Girl's Life

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    1. I know! I just hope we don't have to wait too long for the last frost. Thanks Natosha.

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  8. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. I love your blog, its super cute :)
    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I enjoyed reading about your "day with Puck".

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