Black Sea Man - Heirloom Tomato
This tasty, meaty tomato comes from the Black Sea region of Russia. where tomatoes are serious business. Large round fruits ripen to a deep red color and weigh up to a pound. The interior flesh is often lime green and scarlet, making for one psychedelic slice.
Flavor is full-bodied, complex, and intense as with most black tomatoes, though this one is early as well. Outstanding for sandwiches, showy in salads, it makes everyone happy.
Black Sea Man is determinate, still the fruits ripen early, delivering hefty flavorful fruit. The plants grow fairly large, but can be grown in a good sized container. Determinate. 75 Days.
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.