Re: [tomato] seedling transplant

Olin (
Wed, 3 Mar 1999 16:54:48 -0700

I have to agree with Byron that direct seeding tomatoes doesn't work
everywhere.  In our low desert, the growing season is also too short but
mainly because of the heat.    The best chance of success is to start the
seeds around January 1, grow the plants to 1 gallon size and set them out in
late February.  If we were to wait until March when the soil is usually just
warm enough to seed directly, we would be experiencing 95 deg plus
temperatures by the time the plants start to bloom.

Olin, Phoenix  AZ