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Apr 7, 2015 7:11 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Misti Was your tomato a seedling? Had you let it get leggy? You can bury them down all the way to the top leaves and it will not hurt them.

Mine start out leggy in these 1/2" xx 1/2" seed trays I use.

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Then I transplant up into them tiny bathroom cups.

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Then when they start getting top heavy I transplant into 3" pots and bury them down and let grow up again. I don't like my babies when they little to get root bound.

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I was so upset yesterday. I was about ready to toss all my seeds out. Sunday I was to ill to go out and check gh. I went out yesterday morning to check on babies in there. When I seen what had happened I said some not so nice words, cried a bit, then got angry, said some more not so nice words and hate to say it , but if I would have found them toad/toads I would have been having frog legs for dinner. I was so upset I had to walk away from gh and close door til I calmed down later and could try and salvage the mess.

I had 8 flats of all kinds of assorted flowering babies in gh. I guess the feel of soft fresh dirt was just too much finally for the toad/s. Every flat but one looked like this. Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling

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The pots all had toad rump spots in them. Soil all kicked out, seedlings destroyed. The only flat where they did not touch a single pot was the Salvia Assorted Pinks. Thank goodness or I would have been tearing the gh apart from pot to pot to find the destroyer.

I tried to repot what was left and have the trays now 4 feet in the air. If they can jump that high I am gonna give up.

I have got to find something to put on the soil of the pots to repel them. The thing is I have fresh pots of nothing but soil all over for them for toad houses and they don't use them. Nope they gotta get into my plants. They even tore up some of the Verbena I had just reported where they had dug it up last week.

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