For best results, choose a mix of tomatoes suitable for your climate: some big juicy slicers, a couple of cherry types, and something more unusual in early-, mid-, and late-blooming varieties.
When started indoors under ideal conditions, tomato seeds will germinate in five to seven days, and it takes six to eight weeks to grow them from seed to plantable seedlings.
The plants have tiny, fuzzy bumps on their stems (called adventitious roots, root initials, or tomato stem primordia) that are essentially the beginnings of new root nodes.
Sunlight is free, and it’s one of the most important aspects of growing tomatoes. For a good harvest, allow at least 8 hours of sun per day for your plants.
Tomatoes are wide-spreading plants with deep root systems, and the more space you can give them, the more fruits you’ll get. Allow at least 2 to 3 feet between indeterminate tomatoes in the ground, or 1 1/2 to 2 feet between determinate types.