Growing Tomatoes From Seeds–5 reasons you should not try it


Although some tomato gardeners are up the challenges that come with growing tomatoes from seeds, many are not. In this article, I will give to you 5 of the major factors you need to consider if you want to grow tomatoes from seeds.

Can be expensive if you don’t know how
If you are new to tomato gardening then it’s probable that you won’t know exactly what is most important when it comes to growing tomato plants. This is very evident if you are going to be growing your tomatoes from sees, as there are a number of things up for sale that are perceived as necessary. Many of the things however, can be omitted, and you will still get a great tomato garden.

It’s a long process
Not only do you have to pay constant attention to your seedlings, you will need to wait a considerably longer time for your tomato plants to produce tomatoes. You need to continuously check on soil moisture levels and ph levels. If you are in a hurry to get you tomatoes from the garden, then growing them from seeds may not be the best option.

You crops may fail
Growing tomatoes from seeds is a delicate process. One that must be constantly monitored. If you are new to growing tomatoes, then there is a possibility that your first crop may not be quite what you expected. Being new to tomato gardening shouldn’t stop you though. It just means that you need to work a little harder.

Seedlings are prone to disease
Very young tomato seedlings can get diseased quite easily. You need to make sure that the soil is not to damp, and have a sharp eye for spotting irregularities. A risk is that if you don’t spot the disease, and plant the seedling in your tomato gardened, the other plants may get the disease as well. This may ruin your entire tomato garden.

Transplanting can be very difficult
Even for experienced tomato gardeners, the process of transplanting seedlings is a delicate one. If you even a little too rough, you can damage the plant, which may cause it to not bear tomatoes later on. You need to be extra cautious when transplanting the seedlings and you need to know exactly what to do.

Even though it’s exciting to grow tomato plants from sees, it can be a difficult process. If you are not willing to put in the extra effort, then you probably won’t get a bumper harvest.


  1. Few days back i read an article talking about growing tomatoes in an old tire and now i am again reading something shocking about tomato grow at your place. i liked your post very much

  2. tomatoes are very important and beneficial vegetable for cooking and its very useful information for get fresh tomatoes.thanks for sharing

  3. On the other hand, when you grow from seed, you suddenly have 100s of varieties at your fingertips, where if picking up seedling plants from the local hardware store/garden centre you'll have a choice of only the more typical standard tomatoes. If you're willing to do the work and have the proper set-up - excellent lighting directly over the plants is a must for successful tomatoes - it's an exciting process. Be sure to have a few extra at each stage (germination, first indoor transplant, hardening off, transplant to outdoors) so if there are any losses you'll still have some tomatoes.


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