Question by  DJ97 (13)

What do I need to know about growing heirloom tomato plants?


Answer by  greenlady (160)

Germinate the seeds indoors around March. Allow to grow for six to eight weeks indoors. Keep soil moist until they sprout and gradually move them into colder environments until adapted.


Answer by  gardener (176)

Heirloom tomato plants require the same care as all tomato plants - plant in full sun and give plenty of water. Keep water off their leaves to prevent disease.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

All tomato plants are immortal if not injured, and can live year after year. It' only grown as an annual. Each heirloom is genetically unique and if planted out in the yard can be kept inside as a slip in a jar to ensure that this plant can live on.


Answer by  tumsy (467)

If you want to start your heirloom tomato plants right from the seed, then you should begin about 8 weeks before the last frost date for your particular area. If you are already late, then you should buy seedlings from your nearest garden store.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Make sure you get the seeds from a reputable nursery. Start the plant in the house. When ready to plant outside give then alot of sun, water and space.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Basically the same as all tomato plants. Make sure you have good, fertile soil. Trellis or cage your plant. Water and fertilize your tomato plants.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well they are pretty similar to normal tomatoes. They don't really need any special attention while growing. The hardest part is getting them to start in the first place since they can be stubborn.


Answer by  Jo46 (394)

Your heirloom tomato plants will be easy to grow and easy to care for. All they need is water and sun, and maybe a bit of plant food. Heirloom tomato growth is rewarding and flavorful! Many people prefer heirlooms to regular tomato plants for the flavor alone.


Answer by  PlantLover (142)

They are no different to grow than any other tomato. They do tend to grow a bigger tomato, so plan on staking your plants up.

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