Patio (F1 Hybrid) Tomato Seeds, GARDEN VEGETABLE
Perfect for container gardening or limited space. Vines are extremely compact, yet produce medium-sized, deep oblate fruits that are smooth, firm and flavorful on plants with rugose leaves.
You can start " tomato plants indoors 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost date, sowing 1 or 2 seeds in each peat pot or planting cell. Use sterile potting soil or a soil-less mix to minimize damping off, a fungal problem in young seedlings. In warm areas, you can direct-sow seeds once temperatures remain above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, choosing a site that receives full sun for most of the day. Plant seeds or seedlings 18 to 30 inches apart, in rows 3 or 4 feet apart. Plant seedlings deeply, since extra roots will develop on stems that are below the soil line. Adding calcium to each planting hole in the form of 1 tablespoon of ground lime, oyster shells or crushed eggshells can help prevent blossom end rot, a problem that delays fruit production..