Tomatoes for beginners - Knowledgebase Question

West hartford, Co
Question by littlephish
March 28, 2010
I am just starting to get into gardening. I am growing some tomatoes from seeds and want to make sure that I dont kill them. How many times should I water them and how often? Also, how much is to much water?

Thanks for your help! =)

Answer from NGA
March 28, 2010


New little sprouts and seedlings need enough water to keep them from wilting but not so much water that their little roots drown. I'd water thoroughly to make sure the seed starting mix or potting soil is saturated, then allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering again. If the potting soil begins to pull away from the tray or pot, it's time to water. Hope this clarifies things for you.

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