[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.
Protect Your Tomato Plants from Heat and Cold
It’s hot. Soon, it will be too cold. Do you have what you need to protect your tomato plants so they can be healthy and keep producing as long as possible during extremes? Browse shade cloth and protectors for your garden. Take a look.
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.
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.
Plant at the right time. Conventional wisdom says to count back 60 days
from the last estimated frost date in your area …