When to plant tomatoes?

Tomatoes are delicious, right? Clean them well with water, cut them in half, add a little oil and a pinch of sugar… and eat. That, or cut into slices and put on toast for dinner. They are very, very healthy, and the best thing is that their cultivation is really simple .

If you sow the seeds one day, you will know that, with certainty, you will be able to reap the fruits of your labor after about three months. But of course, when to plant tomatoes? You have to do it at the right time to get the best harvests, so to start the season on the right foot, don’t stop reading 🙂 .

potted tomato plants

In nurseries and garden stores we can find tomato seeds and seedlings. Depending on the rush we have, we can acquire one or the other. Let’s see how to proceed in each case:

Index

  • 1 Sowing of tomatoes
  • 2 Tomato plantation

sowing of tomatoes

To sow the tomato seeds you have to do the following:

  1. The first thing we must do is prepare the seedbed in early spring. As they are fast-growing plants, I recommend using a seed tray, which we will fill with universal culture substrate that contains perlite.
  2. Next, we will place a maximum of two seeds in each alveolus, a little apart from each other.
  3. Then, we will cover them with a thin layer of substrate.
  4. To finish, we will place the seed tray in another plastic tray (without holes), and fill the latter with water.

The seeds will germinate in three to seven days. We can move them to their final place as soon as they measure ten centimeters.

tomato plantation

If we choose to buy tomato seedlings, we must put them in pots or in the garden as soon as we acquire them . These plants will develop just as well whether they are in containers or in the garden, but, yes, in both cases we must make sure that they have at least 40cm to be able to grow, and a stake .

Placing a cane as a tutor is very important, since as it grows it will need it to prevent the stems from falling or bending due to the weight of the tomatoes.

tomato plants

Thus, in a very short time we can harvest delicious tomatoes.

When to plant tomatoes?

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