Is it Possible to Separate Two Tomato Plants Without Hurting Them?

Two tomato seedlings can be separated without hurting them once they have their first pair of true leaves. Dig the plants out of their seed-starting flat with a craft stick or a spoon. Gently separate the roots and stems so that the tender stem isn't bent or damaged. Plant the seedlings in separate peat pots or containers. Water the plants immediately after transplanting them to prevent wilting.

Keywords: separate tomato plants, transplant tomato seedlings, seed starting vegetables

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Rogue Parrish has written two travel books and edited at the "The Baltimore Sun," "The Washington Post" and the Alaska Newspapers company. She began writing professionally in 1975. Parrish holds a summa cum laude Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.