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[Tomato Dirt #247] How to Choose Tomato Seeds for Your Garden
January 13, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 1

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

Extended! Tomato Seeds Half-Price Now Through January 17

Growing season is coming. Get your seeds now and save money! Choose from more than 300 favorite heirloom tomato varieties and tomato seed collections – up to 50% off regular retail prices during this once-a-year sale at TomatoFest. Tomato seeds will last 3-5 years! And TomatoFest guarantees its seeds.

Visit the TomatoFest store now to get best selection.

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FEATURE: How to Choose Tomato Seeds for Your Garden

Image: Landreth Seeds

Images of tomato seeds for sale fill garden catalogs. Seed packets are stocked at nursery centers. But what should you look for when you buy tomato seeds? Consider these four important factors.

  • Selection. If you would like to grow tomato varieties not offered by your local retailers, then consider purchasing your tomato seeds from an online vendor (see a list of online tomato seeds suppliers.) Online vendors offer a much larger selection.
  • Seed quality. Organic garden seeds are grown, harvested, and processed according to strict regulations monitored by the USDA in the United States (and similar agencies in other countries.) Companies that sell non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) seeds state so clearly on their websites and printed materials.
  • Cost. Seeds are inexpensive, but you can save when you buy tomato seeds at an online clearinghouse or take advantage of late- or early-season sales.

  • Customer service. Know when your vendor will send your order and if the vendor offers returns or exchanges.

    Find about more tips to look for when you choose tomato seeds … and check out some helpful pointers and visuals on our Tomato Seeds Pinterest board.

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    Tomato Growing Tip: Tomato Seeds and Germination

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    Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.

    Some Tomato Dirt Faves for Starting Seeds

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    Seed Starter Set: all the essentials for staring seeds, including cell tray and heating mat Seed sower to plant tiny seeds easily and accurately Seed Starting Pot Maker – save money, make your own eco-friending seedling pots

    More Tips for Choosing Tomato Varieties

    Tomato Varieties: Understand 3 Ways They are Classified Heirloom Tomatoes vs. Hybrid Tomatoes: What’s the Difference? Where Should I Buy Tomato Seeds and Plants? An Online Catalog of Vendors What to Look for When You Buy Tomato Seeds and Plants from a Vendor

    That’s it for now. More next time.

    Until then, happy gardening!

    Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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