Temperature For Tomato Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Mccammon, ID
Question by gestinn
January 22, 2001
What is the ideal temperature for starting tomato seeds indoors?

Answer from NGA
January 22, 2001


Tomato seeds germinate best in soil temperatures of 70-85F. A greenhouse heating cable or seed starting heat pad will assure optimal soil temperatures. Alternately, you could place your seedling trays or pots in a warm area, such as on top of your refrigerator. Expect seedlings to emerge 6-14 days after sowing.

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