How Many Vegetables Are Too Many?

I meant to have only 6 of each. I put two seeds into each little cell pack. Most of them germinated. I carefully separated them when they had 3 sets of true leaves and transplanted into 4″ pots.

‘Super Bush’ Container Tomatoes — seeds from Renee’s Gardens

  ‘Little Prince’ container eggplant — seeds from Renee’s Gardens

 Renee’s Jewel-toned bell peppers: Crimson, Gold and Red, labeled by color.




  1. I have to agree with Christine – your tomatoes and other plants are so healthy and lush – what soil do you use? I find the local potting soil is not a very good base for germinating seeds. I believe it is all in the soil.

    • Nell Jean

       /  April 7, 2012

      I use Miracle Grow potting soil from the Big Box store for everything, except when I go to the independent nursery where I haven’t been in a while and get Jungle Grow.

      What I do with seeds is to put the seeds on top the potting soil and then cover them to the depth they need with some Jiffy Mix seed starting mix. Neither Miracle Grow nor Jiffy Mix paid me to say this. I buy my own.

  2. Those look amazingly healthy and lush – you’re sure to get bumper crops of tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. I like the containers … I’m thinking of growing more veggies in containers, it seems to work well. And the smaller containers are easier for me to move around.

    • Nell Jean

       /  April 6, 2012

      Whenever I get more potting soil, these are going into really big containers outside so they can form a good root system before they get rootbound. My plan is to move some containers inside when the weather gets cold to see how far into the winter I can keep growing tomatoes and other delights.

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