How to Grow Tomatoes

Ready to grow tomatoes but need help getting started? Let Hometalk guide you with your garden, supplies, and technique. We have the best projects, discussion boards, and video tutorials to get your feet wet in the world of tomato gardening. Before you know it, you'll be picking some delicious red tomatoes from your very own garden.

Grow Your Own Tomatoes
Prepare a fertile bed
Home-grown tomatoes are flavorful, but they are heavy feeders. Offer them rich and fertile soil in order to flourish.
Germinate your seeds on cotton wool
Germinate the seeds from a tomato by placing the seeds on wet cotton wool. Do not to disrupt the gel membrane around the seed.
Plant the sprouted seeds
The sprouted seeds can be planted once they start to show leaves. Plant them into seedling trays before moving them to the garden.
Plant your tomato seedlings
Plant your seedlings once they show a thickened stem. Plant them with legumes to replace the nitrogen tomatoes drain from the soil.
Ongoing care for tomatoes
Tomatoes respond well to fertilizer. If your plant starts turning brown, it may be getting too much sun.
Top Projects for Growing Tomatoes

Here are the top tomato projects on Hometalk. Get ready to grow your own.