Plant Fall Tomato Transplants Now…

July 1, 2010

Tomato_celebrity­­_slicesBy now, many of your spring planted tomatoes have run their course, especially determinate varieties. Some indeterminate cherry-type tomatoes can make it through the heat of the summer and give you some fall harvest, but in our climate it's best to go ahead and remove most of your spring planted tomato plants (put them in the compost) and plant fresh fall transplants now. You have from late June through mid-July to plant them for best timing. Just like the onset of hot summer temps will shut down fruit production, so will temperatures that are too cool. So if you wait too long to plant your fall transplants you may also have poor fruit set. Check your local garden center now for transplants!

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