Monday, March 23, 2015

FREE GARDENING ADVICE from H.G.: #2 - Planting Your Tomatoes and How We Plant Ours

Plant all your tomatoes in April unprotected. Then they will probably get killed by frost and you can buy tomatoes from SIW. This will leave room in your garden for flowers!!!!


Plant 2 to 4 plants (never more than 4) every 24 days starting May 1st (covered on coldest nights) or May 15th uncovered. This will give you tomatoes from early July until frost. *Problem: If you do multiple plantings, you will be required to keep weeding your garden ALL summer vs giving up on it after you have overdosed on tomatoes in July. The later has it's advantages: You can go to the beach in August and not worry about your garden anymore AND SIW will supply all your tomato needs until frost! Hmmmm....a conundrum!"

In case you're curious, we will have 9,000 tomato plants this year.  Each row of a tray (there are 10 rows in a tray) holds 200 seeds!!!!  With the grand total of 2000 seeds per tray!  The greenhouse will be bursting out all over very soon!

Remember, if you want to watch the progression of this crop, come on over to our "crop progression" page. 

If you have any questions, please post your comments below and H.G. will get back to you ASAP!

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