Tiger Tomato - Lycopersicon lycopersicum
A favorite of our friends at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and a favorite of ours! Seed originally given to Doug Gosling. Did great in our cool Point Reyes summer. This is a different variety that the most commonly found Tiger. Very early, medium-small sized fruits.
- Seed Count : 25
Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 4-8 weeks.
It is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.