The best growing season for tomatoes is summer, which is why most seed packets recommend starting your seeds 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. Doing so allows your plant to go through the whole germination and growth process and be ready to bear fruit when warm weather arrives.
When should I start my tomato seeds?
A general rule of thumb is to start spring vegetable seeds anywhere from 8 to 3 weeks before the last frost . For tomatoes, where you begin depends on the varieties you want to grow, and the region in which you are situated.
When should I start tomato seeds indoors?
Generally, the time to start your seeds is about 6- 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost date in your area, planting the seedlings outdoors about 2 weeks after that date .
Can you grow tomatoes from seed?
There are typically tomato plants for sale at local garden centers. But you can also grow tomatoes from seed. 1 Because the plants are heat lovers, most gardeners don’t have growing seasons long enough to start tomatoes from seed outdoors.
So, what is the best way to grow tomatoes from seeds?
One source argued that it is best to sow seeds in new seed compost or other growing media such as coir pellets. This ensures the best chance of germination and a disease free start for the young seedlings. Blight free tomato seeds available from Suttons.
How soon can you plant Tomatoes after last frost?
Plant your tomato seedlings outdoors 1-2 weeks after the last frost date. Waiting longer to plant after the last frost date will reduce the chance of losing your tomato crop to freeze and will allow the ground to warm – which is the kind of environment in which tomatoes do best !
Tomato seeds usually germinate within 10 days . 1 The plants also develop quickly, especially if you keep them warm and give them lots of light, so seeds should be started six to eight weeks before you intend to transplant outdoors.
When to sow Tomatoes in UK?
Sowing Period UK. Sow seed indoors around the middle of March to the end of April if you intend to grow your tomatoes outside. For growing in a cold greenhouse, seeds may be sown at the end of February – indoors of course!
When is the best time to plant seeds?
Count back and sow seeds 6 to 8 weeks before that date normally arrives. If you do not feel confident about timing, consult an experienced gardening friend, or ask at a good garden center or seek the advice of your local Master Gardener program. Click here for a Master Gardener State Coordinator list.