<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/114/question-about-tomato-seedlings en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Question about tomato seedlings]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/114/question-about-tomato-seedlings?commentid=1336  

You should remove the dome when 50% of the seeds have sprouted.  Make sure they are getting enough light, a full sun window or 16 hours of florescent light with the light within 4 inches.  Every time you transplant you damage the roots so only transplant if the tomatoes are pot bound with roots coming out of the bottom.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/114/question-about-tomato-seedlings?commentid=1336 March 15, 2012
March 15, 2012 March 15, 2012 <![CDATA[Re: Question about tomato seedlings]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/114/question-about-tomato-seedlings?commentid=1335
Yeah, the roots were coming out of the bottom, so I put the larger plants in peat pots.  They are under a florescent  light for 16 hours and then in a period of darkness overnight.  I just wanted to be certain they had a bigger container until it's safe to plant outside.  I think the peat pots I got will be big enough until then, and since they go right in the ground, I won't need to transplant again. 

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/114/question-about-tomato-seedlings?commentid=1335 March 15, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Question about tomato seedlings]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/114/question-about-tomato-seedlings?commentid=2016 I start my tomatoes indoors in zone 5 in late march.  Once they all have sprouted, I remove their dome lid.  I keep them in a bright room with a southern and eastern exposure, and once they get too big, I up-pot them into 4" peat pots (which I buy in bulk) or into various food containers, such  as plastic tubs from butter, yogurt, etc that I save throughout the winter.  I usually don't get a chance to plant outdoors until the very end of May through mid-June.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/114/question-about-tomato-seedlings?commentid=2016 August 17, 2013