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 Tucson, Arizona.

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 Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

49% Low

Growing Heirloom Tomato in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 16th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight will increase by 15.3% ☀️

January 16th, 2022

Tucson is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to increase by 15.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Heirloom Tomato in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will increase by 0.4 hours 📈

January 17th, 2022

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayli…

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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 Tucson, Arizona ⛅.

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 Tucson, Arizona

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

January 15th, 2022

The growing potential in Tucson is 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 best to repot …

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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 Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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