When Should You Sow Tomato Seeds?
tomato_seed_starting_trayWhen starting your tomato seeds indoors, you should plan to sow your seeds about 9 weeks prior to your estimated transplant date. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a map to estimate the approximate transplant dates for your region, and if you scroll down, you’ll find a chart with the average last spring frost dates for your particular area. This chart, along with the Average Monthly Springtime Temperature for your state will give you the best guesstimate of about when you’ll be able to transplant your tomato seedlings. Of course, Mother Nature is always full of surprises. Frosts sometimes do not occur at all or can happen much later and more severely than forecast. We can do our best to estimate when it comes to sowing, transplanting and harvesting our crops, but we will not have the last word.
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