Transplanting and Seeding

May 6, 2014

Author: Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Category: General News Stories from the Garden

Our Summer Garden Education program had its third class on Saturday – Transplanting and Seeding!

Here are a few photos and tips from the class on Saturday:

Typical plants to transplant and seed now:

Transplant: Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, basil

Direct Seed: squash, zucchini, okra, cucumbers, melons, and beans


Urban Garden Mentors Kimberly, Kelsey, and Garden Manager, Caroline help organize the seedlings. These seedlings were hardened off for a week before planting.

Dwight starts planting basil, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers

Dwight starts planting basil, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers

Tip for tomato planting: Fill a deep hole with compost and plant tomatoes up to its first set of true leaves to help develop a good root system.  Alternatively, you can also bury the stem horizontally in a shallow trench so that only the top leaves show to reduce the amount of digging.

Grace's plot ready for planting

Grace’s plot ready for planting

Planting tip: Plant what you know you will eat! Grace, above, is planting watermelons and tomatoes because those are her favorites. Plant tomatoes on the west side of your plot and melons on the east.


Christine finishes weeding


Aimee’s plot before planting


Can’t wait to see these grow tall and healthy!



Check back to see our Summer participants plots continue to bloom!

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