Buy Tomato seeds
Tomatoes are the first veggie many gardeners grow from seed, mostly in pursuit of interesting varieties that are rarely available as seedlings. To improve your shot at success, here are my top tips for growing tomatoes from seed.
|Seeds quantity- 200 seeds per pack|
Well drained loamy soils rich in organic matter with a pH range of 6.5-7.5.
To sow your seeds, you can use either potting soil or a soilless starting mix – just check your packet to make sure your soil or starting mix is sterile.
Season of sowing
May - June and November – December
Shake out some seeds from your seed packet into your hand.
To make up for any that may not germinate, plan to sow 2-3 seeds per cell.
Place one seed on the surface of the soil, and repeat with the others, spacing them out an equal distance from each other.
Grab a pinch of sterile planting medium and sprinkle it over the seeds – cover them with about 1/4 of an inch of starting mix.
Now, gently pat the surface of the soil to smooth it.
Water newly planted tomatoes well to make sure soil is moist and ideal for growing. Early in the growing season, watering plants daily in the morning. As temperatures increase, you might need to water tomato plants twice a day. Garden tomatoes typically require 1-2 inches of water a week
You will need to care for your young tomatoes every day.
- Water once or twice a day with your spray bottle when the surface of the soil is dry.
- When starts are bigger and require more water, switch to a small watering can or teapot.
- Ventilate your germination station so it doesn’t get too hot. Interior temperatures over 95°F will stunt growth.