Growing Tomato Plants
Plant inside before last frost:
6 – 8 weeks
Days to harvest:
60 – 80
By: Meriel Bradley
Planting tomatoes from seed is quite easy but requires a little planning to get the best results.
Here are 5 quick tips to get you started:
- Start your seeds inside about 6 – 8 weeks before the last frost
- Once your seedlings have grown their second set of leaves, transplant them to a single small pot, burying the stems slightly deeper to encourage a strong root system
- Harden them off outside for 1 week before planting by placing them in a sheltered spot with filtered sunlight. You will want to start with one or two hours on day one and then and extend the time each day until you leave them overnight at the end of the week
- Tomatoes need full sun and a nutrient-dense soil so pick your growing spot and work on adding a good compost to the soil
- Water your plants well and do not let them dry out – make sure to pour the water directly on the soil, not the leaves. Mulching well will help manage your watering
Start inside 6 – 8 weeks before the last frost
Needs full sun
Make sure you have a rich well-composted soil
Keep well watered avoiding the leaves
Don’t overcrowd your plants to allow for good airflow for the healthiest plants
Vegetable Garden Supports
By: Meriel Bradley I plant 3 types of climbing vegetables - beans, peas, and cucumbers. They all need climbing support for the best results. This year I decided to build a multi-use support that can be used for all 3 of my climbing vegetables. I already had my raised...
By: Meriel Bradley Many of the "mums" or Chrysanthemums you see are sold in the fall as annuals. These won't survive the winter even if you plant them in the ground but do add a beautiful display and a great splash of colour to your fall garden. I like to add them to...