Everyone loves the first tomatoes of summer. With Early Girl, you'll pick red-ripe, 4-6 ounce tomatoes extra-early and keep on picking for weeks and weeks. Bred for meaty, flavorful fruit, Early Girl is also resistant to verticillium and fusarium wilt. For easier harvesting, support plants with stakes or cages.
Sowing 2 seeds per pot or cell, start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before planting outdoors. Harden off seedlings by putting them outside during the day for 1 week before transplanting. Transplant seedlings to the garden, spacing 20-30 inches apart, when nighttime temperatures remain above 55'F. Enrich the soil with compost. Use plastic mulch to retain heat in the soil.
To avoid diseases, don't plant where tomatoes or peppers have grown in the last two years. Water regularly to keep soil evenly moist. Tomatoes are juiciest and most flavorful if picked when bright red.
Days to Harvest: 60 - 60 Days
Days to Sprout: 7 To 14 Days
Planting Depth: 0.25 - 0.25 Inches
Spacing Rows: 36 - 48 Inches