How to Grow Grape Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes are small and yummy tomatoes that are easy to grow and do produce good crops in good conditions. Being small, these tomatoes will grow and ripen faster than other varieties, so they are great for those in short seasoned climates.


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    Find your agricultural zone and look up your average last frost date. Using this estimation, plan to plant your tomatoes outdoors 2-3 weeks after that date to ensure they do not die from frost. Tomatoes are originally a tropical to sub-tropical plant with some cold tolerance but will not survive a freeze, and frost will damage your future crop and weaken the plant.
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    Plant your seeds outside (or plant if you are buying a plant or started one indoors). The seeds usually germinate relatively fast but depending on the soil temperature and moistness of soil it may take a little while to develop. Be patient!
    • Sometimes squirrels or other animals may find and eat the seeds so after 2-3 weeks you may consider replanting.
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    Do not plant too deep. You can plant them 1/8” deep if that. Often times you can just throw them around the general area the day before rain and they will go to just the right depth; in the wild they are not always planted deep in the soil. Follow nature and you will be fine.
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    Let them vine out! Many do not do this but it's worth it for crop quality. To help prevent rot check your tomatoes every couple of days and inspect them; if you see one rotting toss it away from them so it does not spread. You may lose some but the amount you gain surpasses that by a great deal on average.
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    Harvest. The right time for this depends on your preference; the redder, the sweeter and the softer. Generally if it is super ripe it will come off with little resistance. Experiment with it; that’s the fun of gardening. You never know what you will get and part of the experience is trial and error to say "I did this all on my own! I figured it out and I get to enjoy the benefits!"

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