Glassonion91168
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My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

Hi All,

My tomato seeds just came in the mail even though I ordered them a couple weeks ago. I'm in zone 5B/6 and I was wondering if I start them tomorrow indoors, will they be late in the typical season?

Thanks!

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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

Should be no problem. I'm in a slightly warmer area, and just planted mine 5 days ago (except for a few early ones, going out under cover).
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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

Awesome, thank you!!

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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

Well.... yes and no. You will still get some tomatoes. But as a rough estimate you can figure about four months from planting a tomato seed to getting the first ripe tomato. So sometime in August. If your first fall frost comes early in October, you will have two months of tomatoes before they get shut down again.

When I lived in zone 6B, I planted tomato seeds indoors, somewhere around Valentine's Day. If it were me, I would plant some of the seeds, but I would also go buy a couple of well started tomato transplants from a nursery, so as to have tomatoes in the garden before August.
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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

Thanks! When should I buy the transplants?

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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

As soon as your night time low temperatures are staying above 50 degrees is good.
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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

Thank you so much!

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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

I started mine just over a week ago and will expect tomatoes mid July (Through October.)
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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

What kind of tomatoes did you order?
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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

Just romas, they're my best growers.

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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

I'm in central NJ and I start my indoor tomatoes in mid-March so I don't think you're very far behind at all.

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Re: My tomato seeds JUST came in the mail!

That's good news! Here's hoping. :)

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