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Okay, so I was really excited about my tomato seeds sprouting and so far that is still going really well. I grabbed a packet of mixed flower seeds I had lying around and put them in some soil I saved from last year and they're sprouting too! I am super excited for that but my question is about the soil. I reserved it from last year when I grew some other flowers and a bigger tomato plant. Is it okay to still use this soil or are some much needed nutrients missing? FYI, everything I'm growing are in pots...I don't have a yard.
 

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Might pay to sprinkle some plant nutrient around the base . If it is a solid granular type , just sprinkle it around the base just away from the roots and lightly dig it in . Then the roots will grow out to the feed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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I posted this only two weeks ago? Wow, my flowers were only alive for like a week and a half or so then! That stinks. I think they got some kind of fungus or bacteria around the base or maybe I shocked them with the temperature when I put them outside. I guess I can always try again.
 

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Well thats a bit unusual What season are you in , did they go into direct sun , did it happen in one day , Were they transplanted planted and then put out side can you describe what is around the base , can you do a google search on tomatoes diseases and click on the images and get a match ....sound like an interrogation
 

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My tomatoes are doing just fine! It's my flowers that I planted that all died off. The tomatoes are in a new soil. The flowers were in one from last year in styrafoam cups. I put holes in the bottoms so they could drain and they sprouted just fine. I think the problem was moving them outside. I didn't plant them outside because I don't have a yard so I kept them in the cups. But there was a point where I stopped bringing them into the house at night and we arein a desert, so it was going from moderately warm during the day to pretty cold at night and then the weather changed back to cold during the day. We're starting into spring but the temps are all over the place!
 

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sounds like they have just stressed out with the cold .Some times when you move them and its early spring and you have temp difference .Its best if you can cover them with a plastic shopping bag and if its still cold the next day you can leave the bag over the pot to create a mini micro climate .If you plant some more flowers and have any of the new soil try putting half the plants in the new soil and and the other half in the old soil .<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I would watch your Tommie's they could fall over if they are out side , again the plastic bag would help<br><br><br><br>
spraying your tommies with milk will help
 

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With milk huh? That's interesting, how does it help? I could try that. I think I will try some new seeds with the flowers, I have a ton of new soil left over. The tomatoes are still indoors, I've been really careful with them and they're still pretty small.
 

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Well the milk helps in two ways , firstly it is a slight plant feeder , secondly its very good for combating mildew you spray it on the leaves of roses , spuds , pumpkin , cucumber and tomatoes but wait until your tomato's get to about when the fruit is just starting before you spray them .<br><br><br><br>
May be good that you just use the new soil<br><br><br><br>
When time comes and you put the Tomi's out side depending on your life style , and time , try and bring them inside at night the same fore the flowers fore about 3/4 nights helps them get use to the change <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:">
 
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