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How to grow tomatoes from seed


Overview

Tomato plants will thrive on a sunny window sill or in a greenhouse, and may even be transplanted outside in the warmest months. You will need just two small pots to sow your tomato seeds; use a good quality seed compost and keep them in a bright place to ensure they germinate.


Do it: January - April
At its best: July - August
Takes just: 10 minutes to sow the seeds



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lbayston 24/11/2011 at 15:27

This is the first time I've grown tomatoes from seed and I wasn't sure when I should transfer to pots. I was going to do this weekend and I now realise this would be too early. Thanks Joe!

Tazzywazzy 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I shall be trying that this year, brilliant idea thank you Joe

semelatendresse 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Thank you. from pic 5 I can see my seedlings need a little longer before they are moved to individual pots.

lynette100 24/11/2011 at 15:27

this is the first time using my dads greenhouse. he died early this year. found the help and tips i need to carry on doing what he done.

FlamingJune 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Didn't know about watering the compost before you sow the seeds. I grow my toms in a greenhouse, and usually put the 8week seedlings large tomato pots immediatly. Seems to work, but you'd need a greenhouse to do it.

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