★ How to: Grow Tomatoes from Seed (A Complete Step by Step Guide)

How to grow tomato seedlings

You will need
  • Tomato Seeds
  • Peat pots
  • Plastic transparent covers or film
Successful or not you will have a harvest, in the first place, depends on how well you select the seed variety. Choose seeds suitable for your climate and the type of soil on your site. See if they are suitable for the growing conditions you are ready to create. If you do not have a greenhouse, then you only need varieties designed for open ground. Pay attention to the time of ripening variety. If you have a short vacation, and you can spend a month at most on your lot, it’s better not to take tomatoes. After all, even the most precocious dwarf tomatoes ripen in 45 days.
You can prepare the ground for planting seeds yourself, but it is easier to buy in the store ready-made pots with peat tablets and a plastic lid. Seeds are planted in the middle - end of March, gently mixed with fine sand. Water, cover a box with a cover and put in a dark warm place to the first shoots. When to wait for germination, it is written on the package with seeds. It can be from 5 to 15 days.When the first shoots appear, the container is rearranged to a sunny place, at a temperature of up to +18 degrees C. Seedlings are watered regularly, but rarely once or twice a week.
When one or two true leaves appear on the seedlings, it is time for a picking. This is a process in which seedlings are taken out of the ground, plucked off the tip of the root, and transplanted to another location. Picks allow the plant to grow not a long and scanty root, but a spreading, branchy one. Ideal for picking, replant seedlings in plastic cups full of prepared soil.

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