Vegetable seeds have to dry out completely and be stored in a cool dry place away from sun. Start indoors to nurture and gradually set outside, (start from shade to full sun - you may have to take them in at night or put them in a cold frame) then set out as normal. At least these methods have worked for me.
Welcome Kay, good to have you on the team. I'm in zone 7 and we've been having great weather down in Georgia. I'm itching to get out in the garden like every one else. I do a lot of tomatoes because I can them and make salsa among other things.
Barb, I don't know if your question was directed at Kay, but I noticed it's gone unanswered and unfortunately I cannot answer it either. I've never started tomatoes from seed. This will be my first year. I know it's possible though as I have friends here in KY that had a bountiful garden and they started from seeds. They tilled and then put the weed paper down and then put holes in the paper and planted. That's it. Unless there IS a secret and they're not telling me. LOL ;-)
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Welcome Kay! I'm in Zone 6 too in Tennessee. Actually I'm borderline Zone 6 and 7 but Tennessee weather is so crazy I'm not sure it makes a difference what zone I'm in! I love growing tomatoes too. And especially eating them!
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Welcome to the Team Kay - Sunny here from Missouri. I took a road trip the past few days and did lots of dreaming and planning. I am ready for tomatoes too and noticed in Burpee's catalog that they have a 4th of July Tomato - ready by the 4th. That would be amazing to have tomatoes that early. I am going to order some of these plants and also may some of those Walls of Water to go around new plants so I can get them out earlier. Has anyone on the team used these Walls of Water?
It is always good to get away but equally good to be back home. Have a GREAT week, Team.
Welcome to the team Kay. So glad to meet another member. I'm in zone 7-8...kind of between zones. Kentucky isn't too far from Arkansas. We have tried growing tomatoes from seed but they don't do well. Do you have a secret for doing them right? Hugs. Barb
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BIG SPARKPEOPLE WELCOME to you Kay in Zone 6. I am a neighbor... zone 5 - Ohio.
I love raising my own tomatoes too! I was so excited last night when I found my favorite Brandywine Tomato Seeds at a local nursery. I can't wait to start growing these yummies! I am love to can my tomatoes ( salsa, stewed, Italian) in the fall.
What tomatoes do you like to grow and what do you do with them?
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