How To Grow Tomatoes Like A Pro

Growing tomatoes isn't hard, but they need certain circumstances, and if you don't know them, your harvest may suffer.  

Start tomato seeds indoors at least 6 weeks before the last frost or buy seedlings in April.

Starting Seeds or Buying Seedling

Determinate tomato plants stop developing shoots after end flowers bloom, whereas indeterminate ones produce blooms and fruit till fall.  

Determinate Tomatoes

Staking indeterminate tomato plants minimizes trailing stem sprouts. For them, your garden may need more area.  

Indeterminate Tomatoes

For those unfamiliar with tomato planting, it's simple. Allow 3 plants per family member to ensure fruit production.  

When And Where to Plant Tomatoes

Plant two seeds in wet potting soil three times their size in tiny pots or germination trays.

How To Start A Tomato Plant

Before moving to the garden or larger container, seedlings should be 6–8 inches (15–20.5 cm) tall with 4–6 true leaves.  

When To Plant Tomatoes

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