What Kind of Lights Do Tomato Plants Need to Grow?

Tomatoes and other fruit-bearing vegetables need a daily minimum of 5 hours of full sunlight. Indoor gardeners can purchase commercial grow lights from a garden store or catalog, but a sunny window that lets in 5 to 8 hours of sunlight each day can support a tomato crop all year long.

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Bobbie Brewer has been writing since 1990. Her work has appeared in publications and on Web sites including Garden Guides and Trails. Brewer is an international traveler, outdoors enthusiast and has been gardening since 1991. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Sacramento.