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When are tomatoes sowed?

Question submitted by FAQ

I have a question about tomatoes. I found different information about sowing. Some say in September others say in July – what is right?

Garden Expert:

Mr. Engelbert Kötter

Mr. Engelbert Kötter

GARDENA Garden Expert Germany

The answer

Actually both are right. Professional growers sow at the end of July. They cultivate the tomatoes under greenhouse conditions for about six to eight weeks. Then they bed them out in the greenhouse. So if you plant the tomatoes in your garden it is absolutely sufficient to do that in September. However, if you also have a greenhouse, then you can choose the earlier sowing date.