Starting Tomato Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Denver, CO
Question by ArtEnts
March 17, 2001
I have ordered tomato seeds and plan to start the plants from seeds. I need to know what type of soil and fertilizer to use.


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Answer from NGA
March 17, 2001

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Start seeds in a sterile soilless potting mix, which reduces the chances of damping off disease. Because the soilless mix has no organic matter, they will need to be very lightly fertilized to provide nutrients. Start fertilizing after they have developed a set of true leaves. Use a diluted formula about once a week. After they are transplanted to a real soil mixture, increase the time between fertilizing to about two weeks. Any all purpose liquid fertilizer such as 10-10-10 will work. Diluted compost tea is another option. Good luck with your tomatoes!

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