STARTING TOMATO PLANTS FROM SEED
RAISING TOMATO SEEDLINGS
Tomato plants appreciate a little help from heat mats. Tomato seeds can be painfully slow to germinate if they are too cold, but germination times can be sped up with a little heat from beneath!
HOW TO TRANSPLANT TOMATO SEEDLINGS
You’ll want to plant your tomato plants deeply in the garden. When transplanting aim to bury 1/3 to 1/2 of the stem along with the root ball. So, make sure you dig the hole deep enough. By doing this you will encourage a massive root system! For us, the root is the depth of a milk carton, so we dig our holes to one foot. Think of that root’s ability to expand and to collect water from deep in the Earth, all Summer long!
Leave a bowl-shaped depression around the base of the plant so that water flows down
towards its roots. If you decide to grow tomatoes in pots, choose a large, deep container
to help maintain soil moisture and prepare to water every day.