The Q&A Archives: tomotoes

Question: my seed has sprouted inside and each has three leaves. They look so fragile, is it safe in my climate, to put them in my garden tomorrow?

Answer: Tomato seedlings should have 3-4 sets of true leaves before they are set out in the garden. I would move the seedlings outdoors but shade them from the hot sunshine until they become acclimated to being in the great outdoors. Start by giving them just a couple of hours of morning sunshine, increasing the amount of time they get direct sunshine each day. In 7-10 days they should be getting full sun all day long and should be hardened off enough to be planted in the garden. Hope you have a bountiful harvest!

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