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I have grown some tomatoes from seeds, they are quite small at the moment, but seem to be healthy. However, I have used a tray divided into cells which I bought some viola plug plants in a few weeks ago. I am now concerned as I didn't wash the tray before using it. If the violas had been sprayed with any pesticides during cultivation, is there a risk of any residual chemicals contaminating the tomatoes, and should I get did of them and start again?


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,449
    No, they'll be fine.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,467
    I wouldn't worry   :)
  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 690
    Thank you both very much! I wasn't looking forward to telling my (fairly grown up) children that it has all been a waste of time! 🙂
  • You'll be potting them on very soon, so they'll be fine.
    Beautiful North Wales - hiraeth
  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 690
    Thank you, I always reuse those plug plant trays for flowers, and don't wash them 🙄 Completely forgot we would be eating the tomatoes (if I can keep them alive long enough) 
  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,839
    I found out the hard way a few years ago that tomato plants do not like weed killer, even the smell of weed killer, even weed killer sprayed outside of the greenhouse, even weed killer sprayed outside of the greenhouse twelve months previously, in short don't use weed killer within sight or sound of tomato plants, the end!
    Your seedlings should be fine though.  :)
  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 690
    🙂 Thank you!
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