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[Tomato Dirt #130] Get a Second Crop! 3 Tips for Growing Fall Tomatoes
August 22, 2017

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 7, Number 14

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple of times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: 3 Tips for Growing Fall Tomatoes

Fall tomatoes are a second crop planted in mid-summer. They produce fruit until frost.

There are 3 important keys to growing late tomatoes successfully.

  1. Choose appropriate varieties. Early-producing varieties, smaller tomatoes, and certain heirlooms set fruit and mature in the shortest time, making them easiest to grow on a limited time frame.

  2. Plant strong seedlings. Late tomatoes are set in the ground at the height of summer heat. They need strong root systems in order to get established. Dense roots help them survive the remaining weeks of a hot summer.
  3. Plant at the right time. Conventional wisdom says to count back 60 days from the last estimated frost date in your area …

Get more details for growing second season tomatoes in the fall

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More Tips for Growing Second Season Tomatoes

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That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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