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Posted on 01 April 2010 by tomatocasual.com

The Tomato Chronicles – The Beginning

tomato12By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Every February brings the thought of dirt under my fingernails and the smell of fresh soil as I get my tomato seeds organized.

Through the years I have planted many types of tomatoes.

These have ranged from seeds I saved, heirloom and discount seeds I have bought, and tomato seeds that were sent into space, but regardless where your seeds come from the process is the same.

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Posted on 23 April 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Is It Too Late to Start Tomatoes from Seed?

Share Your Tomato Questions with Us - TomatoCasual.comBy Kira Hamman

Short answer: Nope!

Longer answer: your options depend on where you live and how soon you simply must have ripe tomatoes, but you do still have options.

Of course, the later you start your seeds, the later your plants will bear fruit, and if you start too late it might be winter again before your plants are ready.

For most heirloom varieties, you’ll get ripe tomatoes about 10 to 12 weeks from the time you transplant the seedlings, which you’ll do about six weeks after you start them. That makes a total Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 03 January 2007 by tomatocasual.com

When to Start Sowing Tomato Seeds – Timing is Everything

Seed startBy Michelle Fabio

You can know everything there is to know about growing tomatoes, but if you don’t know *when* to start the seeds, all that knowledge is for naught.

So when should you start sowing tomato seeds?

First of all, keeping in mind that the soil for germinating tomato seeds needs to be at a constant 50°F (10°C) or higher, know that if you live in a colder climate, you’re going to have to start Read the rest of this entry »

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