When to plant
As highlighted here above, tomato seeds can first be planted in the garden after which they are transplanted in the garden. Generally speaking, tomato seeds tend to germinate fairly quickly, i.e. between 5 and 10 days. Tomato plants also tend to develop incredibly fast and you can thus schedule to plant the seeds about 6- 8 weeks before the time intended for outdoor transplanting. The time for transplanting will however be determined by the prevailing weather during the year and the last date of frosting. Remember that your seedlings will grow faster if you keep them warmer and provide them with more light.