FEATURE: What You Need to Start and Grow Tomatoes Indoors
Whether you're finishing out your growing season (southern hemisphere) or gearing up for spring (northern hemisphere), you can continue to enjoy fresh, luscious tomatoes throughout the cold months by growing them indoors.
You need just a few things …
An environment A windowsill, grow lights, or a greenhouse. All three can work.
Light Indoor tomatoes require 12-16 hours of light a day. Even plants in a sunny window or in a greenhouse may need a few extra hours under grow lights during winter’s short
Heat Indoor tomatoes grow best when the air temperature is between 65º-85ºF. If your house thermostat is set lower, your house is drafty, or your greenhouse isn’t heated, keep plants warm with a space heater or seedling heat mat.
The right variety Cherry or plum tomato indeterminate varieties perform best indoors. Small fruited plants (cherry or plum tomatoes) produce a large number of fruit and ripen quickly. Indeterminates continue to grow throughout the winter and will produce fruit in abundance.
Best Tips for Growing Tomatoes: Bestseller in 89 Countries
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Really – There Are That Many Kinds of Seed Starting Kits?
Seed-starting kits are an easy way to start your own tomato plants and other seedlings. Plus, there are so many kit options available including deep-root growing kits … quick start seed kits … special potting mixes.
Plus, you can get replacement parts for seed starting trays, too. Our good friends at Gardener's Supply have all kinds of seed
starting gear and will answer your questions. Check out their resources here.
Tomato Growing Tip: Make Sure Your Grow Lights Are Adjustable