Growing tomatoes from seeds–5 things you must know before you begin

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Enthusiastic tomato gardeners know that there is a certain thrill you get from growing tomatoes from seeds. If are considering doing it to, and you want to get nice, big red tomatoes, there are a few things that you need to know before you begin.

It’s a very time consuming process
Before you begin growing tomatoes from seeds, you need to understand that it’s a long and sometimes difficult process. You need to have the time to spend monitoring their growth, ensuring that the soil is well watered and has adequate nutrients, and you need to constantly be on the lookout for tomato disease.

What type of soil is best for germinating tomato seeds?
This is the first bit of information you need to know. When you are growing tomatoes from seed, the type of soil that you use is vital to the success of your tomato plants. The best choice you can make when it comes to soil for organic tomato seeds, is to purchase staring soil. Most store sell a variety of these mixes and you can choose from organic, or not and also choose a soil that will best suit the type of tomatoes you will be growing.

How to germinate organic seeds
Once you have your soil, you will need to learn how to germinate your seeds. Although this sounds like a simple plant and it will grow process, there are a number of variable that need to be taken into account. The temperature of the soil for example, needs to be kept fairly warm so that the seeds can germinate. You need to ensure that your tomato seeds have adequate water, but don’t allow the soil to become soggy, as the young seedling won’t grow.

How to transplant tomato seedlings
Once you have your little seedlings, you have to transplant them into their growing containers. This is a very delicate task, and you need to be careful that you don’t damage their young and tender stems. A good idea is to transplant the seedlings with their soil into the new tomato pot.

If you are inexperienced your seeds may not germinate
Although practice is the only way to get better at growing tomatoes form seeds, be prepared if your first crop isn’t a bumper harvest. If you want to be certain that you get a good crop the first time round, you need to be very careful. This is not to say that you should attempt growing tomatoes form sees if your still new to tomato gardening. On the contrary, the experience will make you a better tomato gardener.

Know that you have more information on growing tomatoes form seeds; you can decide whether or not you should try. I recommend that you do attempt it, as it’s quite interesting to watch toes go through the different stages of growth.

1 comment:

  1. I must have tried planting tomatoes like 5 times, but for some reason, I don't know what happens that my harvest gets spoilt. Is it the soil or the air....just can't figure out.

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