Tomato – When To Start Planting

Q: I like to put heirloom tomato seeds directly into the ground rather than starting plants indoors. When’s the earliest I could sow the seed this year?

A: Tomato seeds like 70 degree soil before they readily germinate. Checking I see that last year it happened on April 23 in your area. Soil temperatures right now are in the mid-60’s. I’d wait at least another week before planting tomato seed outdoors.

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