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How To Grow Your Roma Tomatoes From Seeds

The Roma Tomato is one of the most popular tomato varieties for pastes, sauces, and canning. Roma tomatoes are small, solid tomatoes that usually weigh about 3 ounces. The Roma tomato is an easy to grow tomato variety.

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How to Grow Roma Tomatoes from Seed


# 1 | Start your Roma Tomatoes Tomatoes indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost of spring, sow your Roma Tomatoes seeds in a flat 1/4" deep and 1" apart. Keep the temperature near 60-75 degrees F until germination. Make sure you provide bright light but not direct sun. Keep the planting soil moist, but make sure drainage is adequate.


# 2 | Your Roma Tomatoes will germinate in 8-15 days. When the second set of leaves emerge, transplant your Roma Tomatoes seedlings into individual pots; bury the stems up to the lowest set of leaves to make sure your tomatoes grow strong roots.


# 3 | A week before planting your Roma Tomato seedlings outside, begin exposing them to the weather during the day to harden them off.


# 4 | When the soil temperature reaches at least 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in full sun and very rich soil; once more, bury the entire stem up to the lowest set of leaves. If providing a trellis, space the plants 2' apart, but if allowing the vines to spread, space the plants 3-4' apart.


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