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Seed sowing and tips for great germiniation

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Sarah explains when to plant tomatoes, indoors and out, while giving tips on planting depth, seed storage, when to expect germination and how to protect seeds while they're growing.
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Some red Solanum lycopersicum tomatoes in a garden

Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

Tomato 'Pomodoro'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Pomodoro'

A close up of some purple Solanum pyracanthos flowers

Porcupine Tomato

Solanum pyracanthos

Tomato 'The Amateur'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'The Amateur'

A tomato 'Shirley' seedling growing in a small plastic grow house.

Tomato 'Shirley'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Shirley'

Tomato 'Gigantomo'

Solanum lycopersicum 'Gigantomo'

Tomato 'Sunset'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sunset'

Tree tomato

Cyphomandra spp.

Tomato 'Gardeners Delight'

Solanum lycopersicum 'Gardeners Delight'

Tomato Tomatoberry Garden

Solanum lycopersicum 'F1 Tomatoberry Garden'

Tomato 'Gold Nugget'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Gold Nugget'

Tomato 'Golden Sunrise'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Golden Sunrise'

Tomato 'Sweet Olive'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sweet Olive'

Tomato 'San Marzano'

Solanum lycopersicum 'San Marzano'

Tomato 'Indigo Rose'

Solanum lycopersicum 'Indigo Rose'

Tomato 'Super Marmalade'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Super Marmalade'

A close up of some red Solanum lycopersicum 'Ailsa Craig' tomatoes

Tomato 'Ailsa Craig'

Solanum lycopersicum 'Ailsa Craig'

A bowl of red Tumbling Tom tomatoes on a white plate

Tomato 'Tumbling Tom Red'

Solanum lycopersicum 'Tumbling Tom Red'

Tomatillo

Physalis ixocarpa

Tomatillo

Physalis philadelphica

Some unripe green and ripe red tomatoes on a Solanum lycopersicum 'Moneymaker' plant in a glasshouse

Tomato 'Moneymaker'

Solanum lycopersicum 'Moneymaker'

Two Solanum lycopersicum 'Beefsteak' red tomato fruits

Tomato 'Beefsteak'

Solanum lycopersicum 'Beefsteak'

A truss of ripening Sun Gold Tomato's surrounded by green leaves.

Tomato 'Sungold'

Solanum lycopersicum 'F1 Sungold'

Tomato

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Yellow Perfection tomato'

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