Tower Tip: How to Thin Tomato Seeds

A Beginner’s Guide to Thinning Tomato Seeds

In order to produce full, healthy plants, many gardeners thin their tomato seedlings. This gives each seed enough room and sunlight to grow into a healthy tomato. Join resident Garden Tower® 2 Vertical Gardening System expert and master gardener Kristi Armes as she demonstrates how to thin tomato seeds.

Kristi’s Top 6 Tips for Thinning Tomato Seeds

  1. Transplant tomatoes when they get true leaves.
  2. Thin or trim seedlings with small scissors or take them out of the tray, separate, and repot.
  3. Gently break apart trying not to damage or tear the roots.
  4. Place the seedling into pot and pull dirt up around the stem.
  5. Water seedlings well after transplanting.
  6. Toms might have to be transplanted two or more times until they are big enough to place in the garden.

Want to see more? Tune in to our Facebook Live videos with Kristi every weekend. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get the notifications! You can also check out the Garden Tower Project website for more tips and advice on gardening.

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