Start Your Fall Tomato Seeds!

May 21, 2012

Yep, it's that time folks. Time to start your seeds of fall tomato transplants! (Here in Texas, DFW area). Tomatoes need a good 8-weeks from seeding to transplant time and you'll plant your transplants into the garden in late-June through mid-July. Never fear though, if you don't want to mess with starting your own transplants, local nurseries will have transplants available during that late-June, mid-July planting time!

TomatogoldenmamaTomato 'Golden Mama' in my garden now. One of my favorites!

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stu42j
May 21, 2012
1:26 pm

I’ve given up on starting my own seedlings.  My cherry tomatoes are reseeding themselves and I’ll just go to NHG for the rest!

Leslie Finical Halleck
May 23, 2012
8:46 am

I hear ya! It’s a time factor. Sometimes I start mine from seed, sometimes I don’t!

Karen Elizabeth
May 30, 2012
11:14 pm

I am a very new/inexperienced gardener & I love your site. 

I’m not going to attempt to start tomatoes from seed.  But could you recommend some varieties to plant for a fall harvest?

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jun 04, 2012
8:52 am

Karen - it’s always good to mix a few reliable hybrids with some heirlooms. ‘Celebrity’, ‘Golden Mama’, ‘Early Girl’, ‘Sun Gold’ are good reliable hybrids to try. ‘Green Zebra’, ‘La Roma’,‘Black Cherry’, ‘Yellow Pear’ ‘Porter Improved’ are all good heirlooms to try. Cherry type tomatoes are always easier to grow than slicers, so growing a few cherries will always make you feel like a success! Fall tomato transplants should start showing up at local garden centers towards the end of June.

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