Get ready to start your dream garden with these simple, yet exotic looking bumblebee cherry tomatoes. When ripe, they appear a gorgeous yellow and purple color. They are great for gardeners of any skill level. They are not more difficult to grow than regular red cherry tomatoes.
1.Plant the heirloom tomato seeds in seedling trays. Plant them one fourth inch deep in a sterile soil mix six weeks before the last frost in your area. Place the seedling trays on a heat mat designed for plants. 2.Water the seeds daily to keep the soil moist. Once the tomato seeds germinate, remove them from the heating pad and place them approximately 2 inches under fluorescent lights. 3.Select a well-drained and sunny location in your garden. Combine an equal amount of compost and soil, and place it 2 inches on top of the soil with a rake. Plant the heirloom seedlings outdoors once the soil temperature reaches above 50 degrees F. 4.Plant the seedlings 15 inches apart. Keep the seedlings in rows 3 feet apart from each other. 5.Water the tomato plants to keep the soil moist. Insert a half inch dowel 3 inches from each plant to support the tomatoes when they grow tall enough. 6.Once the tomato plant appears heavy, tie it to the dowel rod with a strong twine. Add black plastic mulch around the base of the tomatoes. This will help to retain moisture and to keep diseased spores away from the plants.
The Bumble Bee Tomato is a small, yet stunning cherry tomato full of flavor
The small fruit has a bright and sweet flavor with vibrant red and gold skin
When ripe, the Bumble Bee Tomato is about 1.5 inches round
These seeds need no more care than regular tomatoes, they can be grown indoors, in a greenhouse, or outdoors
Fruit will begin to ripen about 65-75 days after plating