Tomato Seeds

The Benefits of Planting Tomato Seeds

Tomato seeds are a great way to get started with your tomato planting. They are easy to find and usually very inexpensive and produce great crops of healthy, juicy, organic tomatoes.

You can find them at most any garden center or online such as this site!

Tomato seeds are also easy to germinate and grow.

Tomato seeds offer several benefits over other methods of planting tomatoes. One benefit is that you have more control over the tomato plants that you grow. You can choose the varieties, sizes, and colors of your tomato by ordering certain varieties.

How to Plant Tomato Seeds

Here’s a basic guide on how to plant tomato seeds.

Fill a planting tray or pot with a sterile seed-starting mix.

Use your finger or a small tool to make a small space in the soil or growing medium.

Next, place a couple of tomato seeds in each space and attempt to cover it to protect it during germination.

Water the seeds well and place the tray or pot in a warm location.

Keep the soil moist but not wet and in 7-10 days, tomato seedlings should appear.

Once your tomato seedlings have two sets of true leaves, thin them out and be sure to care for the ones that are doing well.

Transplant the seedlings into individual pots when they are about 8 weeks old and large enough to handle.

Harden off the tomato seedlings before planting them outdoors by gradually exposing them to cooler temperatures and less water for a week or two before transplanting them into the garden.

Plant the tomato seedlings in the garden after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed.

Water the plants regularly, especially during dry spells.

Apply a balanced fertilizer about once a month during the growing season.

Stake or cage the tomato plants to keep them off the ground and help prevent disease.

Harvest and enjoy your tomatoes.

If you want to get started with your own tomato seeds, click here to order.