tomotoes - Knowledgebase Question

Las Cruces, Ne
Question by desertflower19
March 20, 2009
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 from NGA
March 20, 2009


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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