Easy Guide For Planting Tomato Plants

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If you have ever wanted to try your hand at growing your own vegetables, then tomatoes may be the perfect start for you. Tomato bushes are a very nice looking plant in the garden and when the fruit begins to bare they produce several colors at the same time. The different stages of tomato ripening offer colors in green, yellow, orange, and red, giving way to a very pleasing plant to look at.

With a few simple steps you can be on your way to growing healthy, beautiful tomatoes in your garden or on your patio. With these simple guidelines you can have fun planting tomatoes.

Before the first plant or seed goes in, you need to prepare your soil a little. Tomatoes love calcium so an easy and inexpensive way to add calcium is to take your leftover egg shells and mix them in your soil. You will also want to add a soil stabilizer to make sure your plant roots get enough air. A little preparing beforehand will save you a lot of headaches in the end when planting tomatoes.

The next thing you want to do is decide between seeds or seedlings.Tomatoes will not grow until the soil is above 50 degrees, therefore many like to plant seedling tomato plants purchased at the local gardening shop.When choosing seedlings make sure there is no speckling on the leaves and that the tomato plants are not yellowing.Make sure to talk to your gardening shop about which plant varieties grow best in your area. If you decide to start your own seeds, you can generally start seeds about six weeks before the last frost.In planting flats or small pots, place the seeds a quarter of an inch in the soil. Make sure to keep enough water on the seeds to keep the soil moist, or the seeds will dry out and not germinate.After germination, place the seedlings in a place that receives a lot of sunlight.Transplant the small plants in to four inch pots and begin setting them outside for about an hour or so at a time to get the plant acclimated to the elements. After a few days, set the tomato plants in your containers or garden spot. Make sure to water at the same time everyday, this can be mornings or evenings. Occasionally check the soil by pushing your fingers in to about two inches and make sure your soil is moist.

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This article was published on 2010/04/01