This is the ultimate and super easy step-by-step guide to determine your plant hardiness zone, your frost dates, and also when to start planting indoors and outdoors. Plus lots of great resources. Hope this helps and happy gardening! Hugs, Holly
PS - if you want a cute and easy DIY to get your seeds started, we start our seeds in egg cartons. You can get the tutorial here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/start-seeds-in-an-egg-carton/
Holly gave you a great reference!
I would add there are lots of ways to start seeds inside, Importantly the right time to start your seeds based on what growing zone you are in. Also what types of tomatoes to plant for your purposes.
Take a look at what Pinterest has to offer:
I collect used K-cup cups (don't empty them) as seed starters. Simply place your tomato seeds (or any others) in them, place in sunlight and water as needed. The organic nutrients from the old coffee grinds are the perfect starting medium for seeds. Once the sprouts get to be about 2-3" tall, replant.
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Once the plants get about 3 or 4 inches tall, you can put them outside if the weather is good. Plant the stalks deep, even an inch or two deeper than they were in the pots. They will grow roots from the stalk and be stronger. They need lots of sunlight or grow lights to sprout and grow. Over watering is a problem, as is underwatering. When the plants start to grow tall, snip off the little branches that grow between the stalk and the main branch. They don't do anything but take energy from the plant. A light fertilizer is o.k. once they are about 2 inches tall, too. This is how I do it:) Good luck
It's easier than you think! Here are some step by step tutorials.
I live in Zone 9 and have already started a tray of tomato seeds in tiny peat pots. I put them outside on the patio table during the day and bring back in late afternoon. If you can't do that, make sure to place in a South or West facing window to get the most light if you are in the Northern Hemisphere. You can always use a grow light which you can purchase at any hardware, home improvement center or nursery.
Just don't get anxious and start them too early. Add a couple of weeks to your last expected frost date and start them 4 - 5 weeks ahead of that.
Tomatoes are pretty forgiving. A few of mine fell off the vine in the fall and reseeded themselves. I had at least 7 plants that from the previous year grow. I am in zone 6 with a chilly planting start of the season so if they come up by themselves you should not have trouble planting according to the zone you are in and the instructions on the package.
I have had that too, and have had them pop up in odd places due to squirrels and lizards, birds, etc., munching on them. I just wait until they are big enough to transplant safely and thank the wildlife for freebie plants. 🍅
Read this: https://www.hometalk.com/3510430/how-to-start-heirloom-tomatoes-from-seeds
thanks for your replies, I will try so