Seed Starting 101: Planting Tomato Seed

Choosing Tomato Varieties to Plant Are you planting tomato seed this year? Have you decided which tomato varieties you will be growing? There are so many varieties, I think that choosing which ones to grow is the hardest part of planting tomato seed! When you are deciding which tomatoes to grow, think about how you will use them. I like to make a lot of tomato sauce to can up and keep in the pantry. But I don’t like to do it at harvest time, so I freeze them until then.  I also love to eat them fresh. And I love to try new varieties as well as stick with the old that have worked well for me or taste the best. When choosing which ones to grow, I first break down they types of tomatoes to grow, cherry, paste and heirloom. I usually do a few tried and true varieties, and then add some new ones for each category. Breaking them down into these three categories makes it a wee bit less intimidating! Related articles you may be interested in: Seed Starting 101: Essential Seed Starting Equipment How to Transplant Tomato Seedlings Benefits of Freezing Your Tomato Harvest. Our favorite Homesteading and Gardening tools in our Amazon Shop! Cherry Tomatoes Favorites that I have grow every year: Sungold: This is my favorite, and I think that goes for many people. A small orange cherry that is super sweet. Like candy! Yellow Pear: This is another favorite that I grow every year, not only for the color (I like lots of different colors, I would never plant all red tomatoes!), but it is also super sweet and it is fun to have a different shape as well. Blush: I grew this for the first time last year, and…


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