Plant Care Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato


Lycopersicon esculentum

How to care for Heirloom Tomato


How often to water your Heirloom Tomato

Water needs for Heirloom Tomato
0.5 cups
every 7

Heirloom Tomato needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Heirloom Tomato

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Heirloom Tomato in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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Growing Heirloom Tomato in Columbia right now

Light needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Columbia, South Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 25th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Columbia, South Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 20.7% ☀️

January 21st, 2022

Columbia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to increase by 20.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Finding light for Heirloom Tomato in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Heirloom Tomato: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Heirloom Tomato love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

Heirloom Tomato does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Heirloom Tomato

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Heirloom Tomato: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Heirloom Tomato after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Heirloom Tomato is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Columbia, South Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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