If you follow newspaper gardening columns, you read about this variety last summer! Early Girl Hybrid Tomatoes are the earliest standard sized tomatoes and the 4-5 oz. Fruits have a flavor that will match any. The plants are sturdy and feature large leaves which offer outstanding sun scald protection.
45 days from setting out plants until first fruits mature. When raising transplants from seed add 6-8 weeks.
Planting guide: Start indoors 8 weeks before time to set in open ground. Cover thinly, then pack firmly and water. When plants are about 2 inches high, transplant to 3 inches apart in flat or pot. After danger of frost, set 2 to 3 feet apart in garden, but before doing so, harden the plants by gradually exposing them to the outdoor air for about a week.
These items are useful when starting seeds indoors for transplanting:
Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets
Peat Pots, 2 1/4" round
Peat Pots, 3" round
3" square pots
4 1/2" round pots
For protecting your transplants against late, unexpected frosts choose between Hotkaps plant protectors and Wall O' Water plant protectors.
Everything you need to get your plants off to a great start!
|Plant Lighting:||Full Sun|
|Max Height (feet):||4'|
|Botanical Name:||Lycopersicon esculentum|
|Additional Characteristics:||Early, flavorful and sturdy!|