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[Tomato Dirt #303] When to start tomato seeds indoors
February 22, 2024

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 14, Number 4

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.

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FEATURE: When to Start Tomato Seeds Indoors

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When you start tomato seeds indoors or in a greenhouse before planting season, you can save money. And you have a greater selection than what’s offered at your local garden center.

That means you can grow tomatoes that may not be readily available where you live – as well as more resistant types of tomatoes or less common varieties.

And by starting seeds indoors in staggered batches you can ensure a continuous supply of ripe tomatoes throughout the growing season.

That’s much preferable to harvesting a glut of fruit all at once! Succession planting is particularly useful if you’re growing determinate tomatoes to preserve in canning, freezing, or drying.

Plus, when you start tomato plants indoors ...

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Tomato Growing Tip: When to Start Tomato Seeds Indoors

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Really - That Many Kinds of Seed Starting Kits?

Deep-root growing kits … quick start seed kits … special potting mixes. Yep, there's a kit for that!

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.

More Tips for Starting Tomato Seeds

How to Choose a Tomato Seed Starting Kit to Use Indoors How to Grow Tomatoes Indoors Tomato Grow Lights Explained Starting Tomatoes Under Grow Lights: FAQs

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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