Here it is, almost the beginning of March. We’ve had a nice, cool and wet winter that has us itching for Spring! Well, do your best to hold your horses. as we are still 4 plus weeks away from the average last day of frost!! This means that if warm season veggies are planted now and we get a very cold night, the plants will be damaged if not killed. Also, early season tomatoes are at higher risk of insect and disease damage long before they set their first fruit. Now, if we have an oddly warm and dry spring then your gamble may pay off.
As for me, I am dying to get things planted as well but I am not. I NEVER plant my tomatoes in the ground before the beginning of March is this is only done with protection like a Wall of Water or in a greenhouse. Yet I still plant the majority of my tomatoes in early to mid April.
Looking fora special variety? Call or come in to enter your request. We will do our best to order it if it is available. Want to learn more about growing Tomatoes? We will have an All About Tomatoes seminar at The Greenery coming on April 4th, 2020. For more information or to reserve your seat click here.
I’d love to hear from you what will you do? Gamble on early season or will you plant?