It may seem early but now is the time to start thinking of starting fall tomatoes (and peppers) from seed. July 15th is the start date to plant fall tomatoes. It takes 5-6 weeks to get them germinated and mature enough before you can plant them in the garden. The keys are good loose planting mix, consistent moisture and temperatures. The hard part is keeping the planted seeds in the 75 – 85 Fahrenheit range. Click here to read more about growing tomatoes for transplant.