When tomato seedlings have reached a height of at least 3 inches and have their first true leaves, also known as the second and subsequent sets of leaves that develop, they are ready to be transferred into their permanent homes.
How big do tomato seedlings need to be before transplanting?
When the seedlings are between 3 and 4 inches tall and the overnight temperatures are regularly above 50 degrees, tomatoes are ready to be transplanted into the garden.
When can I transplant tomatoes after germination?
It takes around six to eight weeks from the time a tomato seed is planted before the plant is ready to be transplanted. When seeds are started inside too early, the resulting seedlings are lanky and overgrown. It is my intention to plant my seedlings in the garden around one week after the date that I anticipate will be the final spring frost.
What is a good fertilizer for seedlings?
On the container of fertilizer, the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium should be listed in the ratio 1-2-1. In most cases, a water-soluble or liquid fertilizer is the method that provides the seedlings with access to nutrients in the shortest amount of time.
How deep should you plant tomato plants?
Plant Tomatoes Deep, Deep, Deep. On the back of every Bonnie tomato label, there is a reminder to plant the tomatoes deeply, so that at least two thirds of the plant is buried in the soil. This implies that if you buy a plant that is 10 inches tall, the entire plant is buried except for the top three to four inches.