seed starting for tomatoes

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Why wait for tomato plants at the garden centre? Take your tomato game to the next level and sprout your own seeds indoors.  

here’s what you need to get started: 

  • Tomato seeds (opt for ones that are less than one year old) 
  • MiracleGro® Seed Starting Potting Mix 
  • Seed-starting pots (we recommend recycling egg cartons as an eco-friendly option, but you can also purchase pots.) 
  • Water bottle for misting 
  • Plastic wrap 

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step one.

Add Miracle-Gro® Seed Starting Potting Mix to the seed pot, about a quarter of the way filled. Gently pat it down but do not make it too compact.

step two.

Place 2 to 3 seeds in each pot, covering with a small amount of additional mix.

step three.

Moisten the top layer (enough to cover the seeds) with your spray bottle.

step four.

Find a warm, dark place to keep your seed babies. Don’t forget to cover them in plastic wrap.

step five.

Checking in on your seed babies daily, ensure the soil is always wet but not soaked. 

step six.

When you see sprouts emerge, move them to a sunlit window or use an indoor growing light.



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