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[Tomato Dirt #297] Why you should buy your tomato seeds NOW
November 30, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 25

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.

Tomato Seeds Half-Price Now Through January 2

Beat the rush and get great deals!

Each year, our friends at TomatoFest have a huge year-end sale on their tomato seeds. NOW is the time to get yours.

Choose from more than 450 favorite heirloom tomato varieties and tomato seed collections – up to 50% off regular retail prices during this once-a-year sale from our friends at TomatoFest.

Visit the TomatoFest store now to get best selection.

Good stocking stuffer, too!

NEW! Check for tomato growing tips each day on our Facebook page

Here’s the dirt: Tomato Dirt’s long-standing Facebook page was recently hacked. For your safety and privacy, we closed it. But never fear! We’ve started a new page with good security.

You’re invited to like the page and get plenty of tomato growing tips. And please share the new page with other gardeners you know!

Hop on over to Facebook and click “Like” right now, while you’re thinking about it.

FEATURE: Why You Should Buy Your Tomato Seeds NOW

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Buy tomato seeds NOW?

Much of the world is just entering winter. The southern hemisphere, of course, is in the throes of spring and early summer.

Regardless of where you live, it’s the perfect time to buy tomato seeds.

Buy your tomato seeds as early as possible before the gardening season begins (or for our southern neighbors, just before your second season starts) and you give yourself a leg up for the coming season.

Here’s why.

Availability. Popular and high-demand seed varieties may sell out quickly as the planting season approaches. By purchasing seeds early, you ensure that you have access to a wide variety of options, including both common and unique varieties. As the gardening season approaches, popular seeds may sell out, leading to disappointment if you're unable to find the specific varieties you want. Buying early helps you secure the seeds you need before they become scarce.

Bigger selection. Buy early and you can choose from a broader range of varieties. This is especially important if you're interested in trying just-released varieties or heirloom varieties with limited availability.

Planning. Buy tomato seeds early and (keep reading …)

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Tomato Growing Tip: 3 places to find tomato seeds

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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 About Tomato Seeds

What You Need to Know About Growing Tomatoes From Seeds What To Look For When You Buy Tomato Seeds Compare Seed Starting Pots What to Look For In Seed Starting Kits

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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