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Redneek
Mar 10, 2015 1:13 PM CST
I ask you a question on facebook about planting germinated tomato seed. You said to plant roots under the soil and stem above, but germinated seeds have no stem
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terrafirma
Mar 10, 2015 1:21 PM CST
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dave
Mar 10, 2015 1:34 PM CST

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If it's just a seed with a little root sticking out, then you can put them in soil just barely covered. Keep moist and it shouldn't be long for it to pop up. Smiling
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terrafirma
Mar 10, 2015 1:38 PM CST
Sorry...Forgot to Welcome! you redneek!

After studying you're question a bit more...My thoughts are that you germinated the seeds in some other way than sowing in soil/soil less mix? Like maybe on paper toweling?

If that is the case, I would drop those germinated seeds into small cells, with a seed starting mix. Maybe a 1/4 " depth. Make sure your mix is moistened first.

Hope this helps...though I am still a bit unsure of your question. Can you clarify?
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terrafirma
Mar 10, 2015 1:39 PM CST
*Blush* Sorry Dave...cross posted... *Blush*

Redneek
Mar 10, 2015 2:22 PM CST
I started the seeds on a wet paper towel in a plastic bag. They have now germinated and I need to plant them in soil. I did not want to plant too deep but I know tomato are planted deeper then most seeds.
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dave
Mar 10, 2015 2:24 PM CST

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When we do the paper towel thing, we lay the seeds on the pre-moistened soil and just cover them with enough potting mix so as to cover the seed. Then water thoroughly but gently.

Redneek
Mar 10, 2015 3:08 PM CST
Thanks. I tried to find the answer online but while I could find germinating seed and planting seed, not the two together.
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dave
Mar 10, 2015 3:36 PM CST

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Glad to help!
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Weedwhacker
Mar 10, 2015 4:42 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Redneek -- I hope your tomatoes do well and you have a great gardening season! Smiling
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