Dwarf tomatoes can be used to create a variety of delicious dishes, such as salads, pasta, pizza, soups, and sauces. They're perfect for raw dishes because they have a sweet and flavorful taste without being too acidic. Additionally, dwarf tomatoes are rich in several essential nutrients, including:
- Fiber: helps maintain gut health and reduce symptoms of constipation.
- Vitamin C: helps boost the immune system, promote wound healing, and prevent anemia.
- Lycopene: a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
- Potassium: helps maintain a regular heartbeat and healthy blood pressure levels.
In summary, dwarf tomatoes not only taste great, but they're also packed with essential nutrients, making them a great addition to a healthy diet.
When to Plant Aster Seeds
Where to Plant Tomato Seeds
To determine where to plant tomato seeds, note the mature size of the plant. In general, determinate plants tend to be smaller than indeterminate ones. We also offer smaller plants for containers like Tiny Tim or Early Girl.
When the seedlings are two to three inches tall and have a couple sets of true leaves, it's time to transplant to your garden or pot them in larger containers. Plant them deeper than they were in their pots, so new roots will form along the buried stem. You can plant them all the way up to the top couple sets of leaves. This is especially ideal if your plants have gotten too tall indoors, and you want them to become stockier and stronger.
Generally, space your tomato seedlings two to three feet apart, in an area that receives full sun all day and has well-draining soil. A drip system is the best way to deliver steady, consistent water to the soil that will avoid wetting the leaves and plants.
How to Plant Tomato Seeds
It's often more efficient to dampen the potting mix before you put it in the containers. Add some water, and work it through the soil. Keep adding water until the mix stays compressed in your hand but is not dripping wet. It should break apart when you poke it with your finger. Then, fill your containers with potting soil. Gently firm the soil, so it's about an inch from the top.
Place two to three seeds per container, then sprinkle soil on top. Keep the soil moist but not soaked. Once plants start forming, more water can be applied. Keep them in an area that allows for plenty of sunlight and rotate them regularly.
When it is time to transplant outside, add stakes or tomato cages before you think you need them so each plant can grow upright with support as they need it. It is very difficult to fit a mature tomato plant into a cage without breaking multiple branches.