Old Farmers says to plant Tomato seed inside from February 2 to 16.
3 pre-seeded pots.
Big Early Hybrid tomatoes
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Seed Depth 1/4 to 1/2"
Soil Temp. for Germination 80 F to 85 F
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Sunlight Requirements Full Sun
Planting Time Spring
Seed Spacing 1"
Row Spacing 48"
Space After Thinning 48"
Days to Harvest 60 – 90 days
According to Live Plant Farms: BIG EARLY TOMATOES The beautiful round, smooth, giant-size deep-red fruits of our ‘Big Early’ hybrid tomato start to ripen within 62 days, which is the earliest of any giant-fruited tomato we have tested. Most other giant-fruited tomatoes, like ‘Beefsteak’, can take an eternity to ripen, but our ‘Big Early’ beats them all, with big, meaty tomatoes possible by the 4th of July. The everbearing plants we ship are strong and husky. Just give them full sun for a bumper crop of big tomatoes as early in the season as cherry-sized varieties.
Companion planting info: TOMATOES: Tomato allies are many: asparagus, basil, bean, carrots, celery, chive, cucumber, garlic, head lettuce, marigold, mint, nasturtium, onion, parsley, pea, pepper, marigold, pot marigold and sow thistle. One drawback with tomatoes and carrots: tomato plants can stunt the growth of your carrots but the carrots will still be of good flavor. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and health, mature dill retards tomato growth. Enemies: corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Keep potatoes and tomatoes apart as they both can get early and late blight contaminating each other. Keep apricot, dill, fennel, cabbage and cauliflower away from them. Don’t plant them under walnut trees as they will get walnut wilt: a disease that attacks tomatoes growing underneath these trees.