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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.|
Jan 30, 2014 2:39 PM CST
|Where are you located?|
Jan 30, 2014 3:17 PM CST
|The Garden Planting Calendar for Wichita Mid-continent, KS http://garden.org/apps/calenda....|
Says to start tomatoes indoors around February 2.
Feb 2, 2014 1:04 PM CST
| 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 -
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.
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.|
Feb 2, 2014 1:20 PM CST
Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
Old, fat, and gardening in OH
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.
free for them in need:
Feb 2, 2014 9:31 PM CST
|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. 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.