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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Heirloom Tomato in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.7 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 8.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of …

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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.

When to repot Heirloom Tomato

Nutrient needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Philadelphia is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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