Last Weekend to Plant Tomatoes in DFW

July 8, 2011

Green zebra If you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area this is your LAST WEEKEND to get fall tomatoes in the ground. Best to get it done by the 15th. North Haven Gardens has a great selection of Heirlooms and Hybrids in stock right now. It's also still a good time to plant transplants of eggplant, peppers and okra; Plant seeds direct in the garden for winter squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, Southern peas, small pumpkins and okra. It might be hot, but it's always time to plant something in the veggie garden!

Summer Tomato Planting Tip:  The brutal heat and sun this time of year can scortch new tomato transplants. It helps to cover new transplants with some shade cloth or frost cloth (row cover) for a few days until plants get acclimated. You'll also need to water daily until plants root and start to grow.

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