The lights have to be 2-4 inches away from the plants. These plants were planted the last Monday in February.
The key ingredient seems to be lots of water and liquid sea kelp. Who knew? Couldn't find that anywhere here in Utah Valley so I found a source in Maine. I have enough to plant 38 acres...
Since I have had such terrible luck in the past, I planted 3 or 4 whole packages of tomato seeds not expecting much. I have over 60 tomato plants that look like they will make it. Memo to self--next year plan on a better yield...Hope some of you will open your homes to juicy ripe tomatoes in August.
Newspaper pots are a cheap alternative to peat pots. Wrap a folded length of newspaper around a tomato sauce can with the bottom cut off then stuff the left-over paper into the end of the can. Fill with potting soil, transplant and water with solution containing liquid sea kelp. Voila!