How far apart do I plant tomato seeds?

Answer When sowing tomato seeds in flats for transplant outdoors, space them about 2 inches apart. When sowing directly in the soil space them 9 to 12 inches apart. Use two or three seeds per hole to guar... Read More »

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If a tomato plant is infected with the mosaic virus can the seeds from that plant be used to plant new plants in following years or will the virus go with it.?

No, the seeds are sometimes affected and there is no way of telling which ones they are until too late. Some viruses can be controlled on seeds by a process of fermentation, but this doesn't appear... Read More »

How to Plant Tomato Seeds Indoors?

Starting your tomato seeds indoors can be a great way to get a jump on the growing season and to have young plants ready to make the transition outdoors sometime after the last frost. Starting them... Read More »

What is the best time to plant tomato seeds?

The best time to plant tomato seeds is between six to eight weeks before the late spring frost date. For example, the Midwest can receive frost until the middle of April. Start the seeds indoors wh... Read More »

At what depth do you plant tomato seeds?

Tomato seeds should be planted in the ground or in a starter pot about 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Use a pencil to poke a hole in the soil to the desired depth and drop the tomato seed into th... Read More »