September: Lessons Learned: Tomatoes

Tomato plants transplanted into the garden the first week of June were exposed to very cool nighttime temperatures and really didn’t start to grow until the middle of July.  The soil remained cool and wet because of poor drainage.  Lesson learned:  don’t plant your tomatoes until the air temperature is consistently above 10C – provide protection any night that the temperature drops lower.  Tomatoes like to be grown in well-drained soil that has warmed up.

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