Step by step guide on how to grow tomatoes from seed. Walks you through the process of growing seeds indoors, hardening off and planting in the garden! Learn how we grow hundreds of pounds of tomatoes every year!
How to Grow Tomatoes From Seed
Growing tomatoes from seed is one of the most rewarding experiences for a gardener. Tomatoes are easy plants to grow and produce bountiful harvests for cooking (hey tomato sauce! hey diced tomatoes! hey stewed tomatoes!), storage and snacking. Gardeners usually plant the same two or three varieties from their local garden store but growing from seed opens your garden up to thousands of new juicy possibilities.
What Do Tomato Seeds Look Like?
There are many varieties of tomatoes but two types – determinate and indeterminate. Determinate tomato plants, also known as bush tomatoes, are more compact plants (generally 3-4′ tall) that are good for smaller gardens and that set all their fruit at the same time. After the fruit on the top bud of determinate plants sets the plant stops growing and is finished.