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[Tomato Dirt #159] ] Should You Grow Fall Tomatoes? What to do, when to plant
September 12, 2018

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 8, Number 24

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

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

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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? Browse shade cloth for your garden. Take a look.

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FEATURE: Should You Grow Fall Tomatoes? What to do, when to plant

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Second season tomatoes (also called fall tomatoes or late tomatoes) are an entirely new crop which you plant midsummer and harvest in the fall.

How can you know if a second wave of tomato plants is the right route for you? The choice boils down to three questions:

  1. Is your growing season long enough?
  2. Will your current tomato plants keep producing fruit or are they fizzling out – and you think it would be great to have more?
  3. Are you willing to put in the effort for a whole new crop?
You can figure out if you’ve got enough time on the calendar by finding out your local projected first frost date. Count back about three months to give you an idea about when to start tomato seeds – a few weeks less for purchased seedlings or cuttings.

There’s a lot more information on growing second season tomatoes page and our Late Season Tomatoes Pinterest Board

And check out short season tomatoes at TomatoFest.

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Get Ready for Fall Garden Clean Up

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Garden pruners and shears to clip back plants and weeds Sloggers and other garden boots to keep your feet dry Compost tumblers for your garden debris

More Tips for Growing Fall Tomatoes

3 keys to growing fall tomatoes successfully Best fall tomato varieties How to take fall cuttings to root tomatoes How to root fall tomatoes from existing plants

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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