Rutgers VF Tomato

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Tomatoes are frost-sensitive annuals that need full sun and evenly moist soil to thrive. Most varieties prefer caging, staking or trellising. Take care to water only the roots and soil, not the plant leaves to reduce risk of disease. Plant Seeds: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, planting 1/4″ deep in 3-4″ pots. Transplant after all danger of frost and when soil has warmed up, leaving 3′ between rows and 18-24″ between plants. When planting, sink plants very deep up to 12-18″ deep, right up to the base of the first leaves. This will promote good root development. Soil Temp: 70-90 F. Days to Sprout: 6-14 days. Companions: asparagus, basil, bee balm, cabbage family, garlic, nasturtium, celery, parsley, onion, marigold. Antagonists: cabbage family, pole beans, dill, fennel, potato, corn. Seeds/Oz: 9,000. Average Yiel