Planting a tomato seed is fun and relatively straightforward. Before the fruit has fully matured, the seed must be sown and managed in order for the plant to reach its healthy potential. Take the forthcoming recommendations to grow a beautiful tomato plant this season.
An optimal time to begin sowing seeds is the beginning of pring, when the temperatures rise to the fifties. Before the seed is sown, a sterile fertilizer must be purchased and spread around a container. Regular soil is not to be used, for it usually contains bacteria that are harmful to the seed. The container should have holes in the bottom to allow excess water to drain. With a pencil or thin instrument, carve grooves in the soil every half inch. Make the grooves a quarter inch deep, and place the tomato seeds inside.
After placing the seeds inside the grooves, tenderly cover the top with the fertilized soil, and flatten across. Next, sprinkle water throughout the container. Before the seeds can germinate, you must place the container in a warm environment. Even an environment without much sunlight will due. The ideal temperature range to place the container before the germination stage is 75-80˚ Fahrenheit.
After the seeds have germinated, which typically takes seven days, you will notice small leaves poking out of the soil. Thirty days after planting the seeds, it will be time to carve out each individual seedling and place it into its own container. Simply scoop out the seedling and roots with a spoon, and place it in a new vessel. About 65 to 70 degrees is the perfect temperature after the tomato plants have true leaves and before they are ready to be planted in the garden. Fill the area around the stem with soil and make sure to have a hole on the bottom for drainage.
After about 10 weeks, the plant should be nearing one foot in height, and it is now time to place it in an outdoor garden. Simply dig a hole into the soil that will fit the seedling's root cluster. Cover the plant with soil up to where the lower leaves are located. Immediately after, water the plant. The plant will grow vertically, so purchasing a stake or cage will be useful. Following these steps will ensure that you will have a healthy tomato plant, abounding with fruit!