Now is the time to sow your tomatoes! And really, it’s so easy when you live in this climate that you don’t have any valid excuse.
Start with buying some tomato seeds, some nice pest and disease-free soil and some Vermiculite.
- There is a lot of websites for seeds. I have gathered some here in this link, or you can just go and buy some at Target, Lowe’s, HomeDepot, Walmart or on a lot of different Garden Centers.
- You will need some good potting seed and I recommend that you buy some fresh and pest free soil-mix like seed-starting potting mix. There are many other types to choose from too.
- Vermiculite isn’t that usual, but it retains moisture and prevents fungus and rot. It can be purchased at most places they sell plants and seeds. I have used it for several years and are very pleased with the result.
Sowing three types of tomatoes in a small box to save space indoors.
Try to spread the seeds as evenly you can, not too deep. Pat the soil flat, add some tags for the name. Maybe write the date down too?
Vermiculite on top of the seeds to keep away fungus and retain moisture. Cover with a plastic bag.
Place the seeds in a warm and sheltered place. Once the tomato seeds germinate, move them to a bright and cool place as possible.
When they are big enough to handle, plant them in a bigger box, (or here in Texas), directly out on the growing site.
If the plants have gone a tad lanky, just plant them equally deeper. Remember to water afterwards!
planted them in individual boxes, and let them stay sheltered to the middle of March.
They grew so fast that I had to put them in the ground before I had any vegetable patch ready here.
Between Cleome, Palms, Cycads and Mandevilla.
Both the cucumber and tomatoes are from the garden.