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RuthStrunk
Jan 30, 2014 2:28 PM CST
I ordered these seeds and need to know when to plant the seeds in order to have tomatoes early July. I live near Wichita, Ks.
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dave
Jan 30, 2014 2:39 PM CST

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Where are you located?

RuthStrunk
Jan 30, 2014 2:47 PM CST
I live neat Wichita, Ks.

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Patti1957
Jan 30, 2014 3:17 PM CST
The Garden Planting Calendar for Wichita Mid-continent, KS http://garden.org/apps/calendar/?q=Wichita%2C+Ks.

Says to start tomatoes indoors around February 2.



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Newyorkrita
Feb 2, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome to ATP Ruth. I don't have advice for starting tomato seeds as this will be my first year trying also. But I do think you picked a very nice tomato variety to grow.

I guess you know that this is one of the intros from Wild Boar Farms -
http://www.wildboarfarms.com/

They have the most interesting tomato varieties. Going to have afew of them myself this year including Berkeley Tie Dye and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye.

RuthStrunk
Feb 2, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Yes this will be my 1st yr. for growing tomatoes from seed and I read in our local paper that these are great producers and very tasty. Going to get started this wk.
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Feb 2, 2014 1:20 PM CST
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Feb 2, 2014 3:25 PM CST
Ruth bi-color tomato are a fun addition to your garden.

Your selection is a mid-season tomato, expect it to come ripe late in July in your zone.
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 2, 2014 9:31 PM CST

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Do you have grow lights of some sort, Ruth? If not, you may want wait a few more weeks before planting your tomato seeds. The light from normal light bulbs, or even sunlight in a south facing window, won't be enough to keep the little tomato plants happy so they'll need to be moved outside whenever it's reasonably warm and not too windy. There aren't a lot of days like that in February in this part of the world as you well know. Smiling Without grow lights, it can be a struggle to keep them alive if you plant them too early.

I have grow lights and planted peppers in mid-January and will plant tomatoes in mid-February. Without grow lights, I'd plant the peppers in mid-February and the tomatoes in mid-March. You are probably a couple weeks earlier than here.

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