Start the seeds indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks prior to warm weather. Transplant the seedlings to the garden when they display 4 to 6 leaves and the weather is warm. Or sow the seeds directly in the garden in full sun when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Tomatoes cannot tolerate frost and do not like regular temperatures below 55 degrees F.
Tomatoes require at least an inch of water per week.
- To keep the tomatoes clean and easy to pick, support the plant with a cage or by tying the stock to a stake.
- Water into the ground. Watering from overhead will cause the tomatoes to crack and get moldy.
- Watch our video on how to train your tomato plant! Training will help it to produce more tomatoes. As you’ll see in the video, the Beefsteak and the Red Cherry Large Fruited varieties like different support systems. Video coming soon!
*These seeds are easy to sow, with a fun color coating that helps them germinate. However, the coating adds a few days to the germination time as compared to uncoated seeds.