Growing the best tomato seeds
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- Offering determinate and indeterminate varieties
- Heirloom warm season vegetables with delicious, delectable flavor
The largest selection of fresh homegrown tomatoes
Visions of bubbling marinara sauce, bowls of salsa at the ready, and freezers full of sun-ripened tomatoes keep us coming back for more tomato seeds—and here at Eden Brothers you can choose from one of the largest selections around! Big, Beautiful heirloom beefsteak slicing tomatoes such as Mortgage Lifter Tomato Seeds and Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato Seeds; organic cherry tomatoes like Organic Black Cherry Tomato Seeds and Organic Small Red Cherry Tomato Seeds; or open-pollinated varieties like Floradade Tomato Seeds and Homestead Tomato Seeds. The bountiful tomato harvest you've been dreaming of is just a summer away!
Eden Brothers offers two types of tomatoes: determinate and indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes grow on bushy plants that rarely need caging. They ripen faster, and usually all at once. When they're done, they're done. These varieties are better for container gardens and those who have limited room. Often, the fruit is used for making sauces and sundried tomatoes.
Indeterminate varieties sprawl out on vines, and require cages to keep them upright and plenty of space. Although they take longer to mature, indeterminate plants have fruit that ripens bit by bit, producing well into late summer.
When to start tomato seeds indoors
To grow either type of tomato, start seeds indoors six weeks before the last frost and wait to transplant them outside until you're absolutely certain all danger of freezing temperatures has passed. Tomatoes cannot bear cold. Plant in well-drained soil enriched with compost, and mulch well around the roots. Leave plenty of room between seedlings for adequate airflow and room to harvest later.
To help keep pests off, plant your tomatoes with marigolds, or try Eden Brothers' Borage Seeds to repel hornworms. Growing tomatoes with basil enhances the flavor of both plants. Do not plant near cabbages, corn, or other members of the nightshade family.
Promote healthy, disease-free tomato growth
Water your plants regularly, but avoid wetting the leaves. Pinch off sucker stems for better growth, and trim the leaves from the lower part of the stem. Check plants regularly for pests. It may take a little elbow grease, and a whole lot of patience, but those sun warm tomatoes right off the vine will be worth every minute.
Tomatoes are ready to harvest when they have ripened to true red (or orange, or purple), regardless of size. Pick, bring inside (if you can wait that long), and enjoy!
To learn more about planting, growing, and caring for tomato seed, see our Tomato Seeds Planting Guide.