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How To Plant Tomatoes from Seeds| Olle Garden Beds

Do you long for the sweet and juicy sun ripened tomatoes? The locally grown tomatoes are incomparable in taste and texture. If you have ever dreamed of planting by yourself, but think it is too difficult to start from scratch, please think again! Read here are some things that you should know when It comes to Olle Garden Beds!

Planting tomatoes with seeds is an interesting and beneficial way to bring some delicious self-produced agricultural products into your life. With the right supplies, knowledge and attention, you can learn how to plant tomatoes from seeds and enjoy the rewards of this delicious garden staple. See for yourself how easy the task is!

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What do you need?

This is what you need to grow tomatoes with seeds.

Soilless and sterile seed starter

Container with drain hole

 

Trowel
Seed
Label
Sign
Water

A step-by-step guide to growing tomatoes from seeds

Step 1 – Select your tomato type

Before starting your tomato planting journey, please select the type of tomato you want to plant. Dozens of varieties have different shapes, sizes, colors and tastes. They include cherries and grapes. They are small, sweet and delicious snacks.

You also have more fleshy species, including Roma and plums. They make great sauces, which are very suitable for cans. If you like sandwiches and salads, cut these tomatoes. Finally, you have the steak type, which is basically applicable to all things.

Step 2 – Select the right sowing time

Before starting your tomato planting journey, please select the type of tomato you want to plant. Dozens of varieties have different shapes, sizes, colors and tastes. They include cherries and grapes. They are small, sweet and delicious snacks.

You also have more fleshy species, including Roma and plums. They make great sauces, which are very suitable for cans. If you like sandwiches and salads, cut these tomatoes. Finally, you have the steak type, which is basically applicable to all things.

Plant at the right time so that your tomatoes have enough warm days and weeks in the sun. Wait until all the dangers of frost are gone, and then plant tomato seeds outdoors for the best results.

Generally speaking, if you plant tomatoes in the greenhouse, it is ideal from late February to mid March. If you are outdoors, please select the period from late March to early April. However, if you plant tomatoes indoors at home, you can do so at any time of the year.

Step 3 – Collect and clean your supplies

Now that you have decided what type of tomatoes to grow and when to collect and clean supplies, it is time to get your hands dirty. All these materials should be easy to find in any garden center or online.

After collection, make sure everything is disinfected before use. Cleaning with soap and water will help prevent the spread of disease in the garden, which will affect the success of tomato harvest.

Step 4 – Fill your container with the starter mixture

Next, it's time to fill your starter mixture container with a soilless mixture. Gently add the starting mixture to the container, leaving an inch between the soil and the edge of the container.

When you sow, make sure you don't press down! Seedlings need space for their roots to expand and grow. Gently tap the sides of the container to hold the soil in place without over compressing it.

Step 5 - Watering the soil mixture

Once you have prepared the soilless mixture and added it to your planting container, it's time to give it a drink! Water the mixture until it is wet. It should feel like a damp sponge.

Excessive watering will lead to root rot, so watering should be moderate. Your tomato seeds need water to germinate, but not a pool!

Step 6 - Place the seed in the mixture

Now is the time to start planting! Pick up your seeds, place two in each tray/basin, and gently cover them with the starter mixture. Refer to the instructions on the seed pack for the depth at which you should plant them. Place the label on the container and mark the date, place of purchase and variety.

Within 5 to 20 days, your seed will begin to germinate.

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Step 7 – Water the mixture

When watering newly sown seeds, you need to water them gently. The best way is to water the tomato plants. Place a tray full of water under the flowerpot and let your plant absorb it. Remember to drain excess water from the tray so that your plant does not sit in the water.

Watering the mixture is essential because it acts as a catalyst to awaken the seed and encourage rooting. As long as you regularly use enough water to water without over saturating the soil, your plants should thrive.

You should water the seedlings every other day until they sprout. After the seeds germinate, you can reduce watering and only water the plants when the soil is dry.

STEP 8 – KEEP WARM

When watering newly sown seeds, you need to water them gently. The best way is to water the tomato plants. Place a tray full of water under the flowerpot and let your plant absorb it. Remember to drain excess water from the tray so that your plant does not sit in the water.

Watering the mixture is essential because it acts as a catalyst to awaken the seed and encourage rooting. As long as you regularly use enough water to water without over saturating the soil, your plants should thrive.

You should water the seedlings every other day until they sprout. After the seeds germinate, you can reduce watering and only water the plants when the soil is dry.

Now that you have planted tomato seeds, it is time to move them to a warm and sunny place. The windowsill is ideal because the extra warmth will promote germination. You can also purchase garden heating pads to provide some bottom heat for best results.

Note that tomato plants are sensitive to temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 9 – Daily rotation

When your tomato plants sprout, place them in the most sunny place you can find, rotate them every day, and let them have even sunlight on all sides. In addition, shake the plants to simulate the wind to help them stay strong as they continue to grow.

Step 10 – Fertilization

Fertilizing seeds is important for keeping them healthy and providing them with the nutrients they need to grow. Use double diluted organic fish lotion or compost tea every two weeks to provide essential nutrition for your seeds.

To ensure that fertilizer reaches all seedlings, use a drip tray to distribute fertilizer from bottom to top. It ensures that each seedling gets its share.

Step 11 – Re basin

When plants grow big enough, you need to transplant them into larger pots. Re pot planting is an important step to ensure that your tomato plants have enough space and nutrition.

If you start with a small flowerpot, this is a great opportunity to give your plants some extra space. Before transferring seedlings, add enough soilless mixture or potted soil to the bottom of the pot (at least two inches). Now, choose the healthiest plants and trim any weak ones. This can be done simply by cutting them at the soil level.

Once you have selected only the strongest plants, gently transfer them to a new pot and add more mixture to their sides as needed. When the pan is full, gently tap to settle the mixture and avoid any compaction.

With larger pots and fresh soil, your tomato seedlings will now grow larger and stronger. Just keep the same watering schedule as before.

Step 12 – Hardening

Tomatoes need to be "hardened" before they can be permanently planted outdoors. This means gradually introducing them into outdoor conditions by keeping them outdoors for an hour a day for several days. It is best to do this on cloudy and warm days.

Gradually increase the time that plants spend outdoors. This will help them adapt more easily to changes in temperature and light levels.

Step 13 – Planting underground

Congratulations, you have completed the last step of the tomato planting process! Now is the time to plant your plants outdoors.

Choose a sunny place in your garden and dig a hole that is two to three times bigger than the pot you planted them in. Add some compost, water the hole, let it drain completely, and then add more water.

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Place your plants in the new cargo hold and lightly backfill to make them hard without compression. If you have labels for each plant, add these labels and water them to make them settle in their new home. In the first week, the goal is to water every other day, and then once a week, make sure they can drink an inch of water each time.

Bright, red, plump

If you are looking for an interesting and beneficial gardening project, it is a good choice to learn how to grow tomatoes from seeds. Using the right materials and expertise, you can produce a delicious harvest of home grown tomatoes.