Time For Tomatoes!

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Tomatoes are by far the most sought-after fruit in the country, and we are lucky to have two growing seasons to enjoy their goodness! It’s time to get your spring tomatoes planted and we’ve got a great selection from cherry to beefsteak slicers. The list below describes our varieties available.

Tomatoes need good sun for their entire growing season. Plant them in a bed enriched with Cotton Burr Compost. You can also plant them in pots but make sure the pot is large enough; tomato plants get big. Use a good potting mix for your containers. As you plant add a couple tablespoons of Espoma Bio-tone under the roots. This will help your plants get off to a rapid start and develop a strong root system. Feed them with Espoma Plant Tone monthly through the growing season or John’s Recipe containing fish emulsion, molasses, and seaweed every two weeks.

It’s a good idea to put your tomatoes in a cage as soon as you plant them and then wrap the cage with row cover fabric. Cut the fabric to size and pin the sides together on the cage. This will help protect plants from cold snaps and our harsh winds. We carry Grow-Web and N-Sulate fabric.

Remove the cloth when the plant reaches the top of the cage. If it starts blooming before then, shake the cage gently to encourage pollination from the top of the plant down to the bottom. Row cover can also be used to protect all you tender spring vegetables.

See You Soon!

 

View our 2018 Tomato Chart for details on the varieties we have available this year.

 

-DeAnna & Debbie