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Re: Tomatoes

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:43 am
by tronagirl
Now would be a good time to plant tomatoes. It'll be hot soon and so cherry tomatoes are really the only choice that makes sense around here. But the plants should thrive up until mid-June and after that shade and plenty of water will be absolutely essential!

Re: Tomatoes

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 am
by mrfish
Little salad tomatoes just don't do it for me. I like big juicy tomatoes that I can slice nice and thick for a sandwich. Lots of little ones don't work that well in a sandwich!

Re: Tomatoes!

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:59 am
by surfsteve
The little tomatoes are a lot easier to grow out here because they don't crack as much from being in the hot dry sun. March would have been the ideal time to set out tomatoes. I would even try planting seeds in February. May is ideal in northern climates. May 27th was the average last frost date in Denver. Most people would set them out two weeks before that and cover them if there was a frost warning. If you are planting seeds you can keep replanting every two weeks. Generally the benefits outweigh the risks and hassle of replanting.

In another month all the big tomatoes will be cracking in Trona. I had one plant, near the plant that grew for 2 years and produced tomatoes all year around. It was on the south side of the building and I think the steam from the plant kept it from freezing in the winter months. It was a cherry tomato plant. In the hot months nearly every tomato was cracked but the rest of the year they were ok. When I lived in Pioneer point though my plants would freeze. It's amazing how much difference just a mile or two would make.