Planting tomatoes in our own homes is often grown through seedlings. We find it easier and less demanding having them grown already as plantlets. Other tomato seedlings can be very pricey and growing them from seeds would be very helpful to the budget. You can actually grow your own tomatoes or sell your then grown seedlings for others to benefit out from it too.
Growing seeds into a developed plant begins with the tending and preparation of the soil, the choosing of the tomato variety and the picking of the most appropriate place inside your home to grow your seeds. As you begin engaging into this activity, it is important that you plan. Consider the many factors that would affect your seeds as they develop. It is necessary that you begin with the seeds.
The seeds should not only be new but also appropriate for your topographical setting and the current season or weather in your locality. Study the variety of seeds that would grow best in your place and plant it in the most appropriate time. Garden enthusiasts would agree that growing a month before the winter season would be the advisable occasion for planting.
Aside from the seeds, you need to have an indoor greenhouse and at least a good area that can provide your seeds with the desired room temperature for them to grow well. Tomato seed germination occurs best in a room with seventy to eighty (70-80) degrees Fahrenheit. An indoor greenhouse garden is made up of a bottom tray or shelving, fluorescent tubes and timer, some cups for your seedlings and a clear cover. You can actually make your own. I have mine at home by simply putting up the shelf in a good area that is near the outlet. I assembled the fluorescent tubes from below to provide direct warmth. I attached the timer and set it up to the desired time and amount of light that shall be needed. Then, wrapping the shelves with clear cover will retain the warmth and the moisture. You need to cover your indoor greenhouse. The cover is necessary since this will aid in the process of germination.
You also need to have a good potting soil in which you shall plant. A starter mix can also be used. Your seeds need nutrients for them to grow into your desired plant. You will need a spraying bottle for you to water your seeds as they grow and finally a bowl that may be wooden or plastic.
Planting seeds is not a very difficult task but since you are working with the basics, you need to have a good preparation in order to get what you expect. Preparation of the things you’ll need and things that you’ll do with your seeds means starting right. As they say, big things come from humble beginnings. If done right, you’re seeds will surely become your source of the tastiest and juiciest tomatoes.