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It can be hard to figure out when to plant, prune, and harvest tomatoes. Here are some general timing of tomatoes to follow throughout the growing season.

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  1. 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring, frost date, start seeds indoors.
  2. 7 to 10 days prior to the last spring frost date, harden-­off seedlings.
  3. 1 to 7 days after the last frost, transplant young plants into the garden.
  4. 1 to 2 weeks after trans­planting (and any time after), prune off any foli­age that is touching the ground.
  5. 2 to 4 weeks after trans­planting (when flowering begins), remove all small suckers below the first flower cluster.
  6. 6 to 8 weeks (or longer) after transplanting, remove errant long stems that escape your tomato support system of choice (e.g., cage, fence).
  7. 4 weeks before the first fall frost date, top the plant by cutting indeter­minate varieties back to 5 feet or so.
  8. 1 to 2 days after the first fall frost, remove all green fruit to ripen indoors.

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FAQ:

When should I start seeds indoors?

6 to 8 weeks before the last spring, frost date, start seeds indoors.

When should I harden-­off seedlings?

7 to 10 days prior to the last spring frost date, harden-­off seedlings.

When should I transplant young plants into the garden?

1 to 7 days after the last frost, transplant young plants into the garden.

When should I prune off?

1 to 2 weeks after trans­planting (and any time after), prune off any foli­age that is touching the ground.

Source: Fine Gardening

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