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[Tomato Dirt #222] When Should I Start Tomato Seeds?
February 04, 2021
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Deep-root growing kits … quick start seed kits … special potting mixes...
Yep, there's a kit for that’s just right for you and what you want to grow. See for yourself.
We love how 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, too.
The most dangerous diseases that will impact your tomato crop have nothing to do with the plants themselves, but with you: cabin fever and itchy gardening fingers.
Start your seeds too early and your plants will outgrow their pots quickly and become leggy, root-bound, and weak. They’ll spend their first weeks in the garden regaining strength, rather than producing new leaf growth and flowers.
But start them too late and (horrors!) you could have a delayed crop.
While tomato seed starting is not a one-size-fits-all, there’s a two-step foolproof way to know when to start your tomato seeds.
Check this tomato seed starting timetable for detailed information and then find out more about how to grow tomatoes from seeds to get yourself ready for the new growing season. And be sure to check out our Starting Tomato Seeds board on Pinterest for more fun and inspiring ideas.
You’ll be able to diagnose pest and disease problems using step by step priceless information, illustrated with 260 full color photos.
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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.
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