When to plant tomatos? - Knowledgebase Question

Rockville Centre, Ne
Question by christinerem0
March 9, 2010
I see my nursery has vegetable plants out but I think it's too early to plant yet. I want to grow a tomato garden that has early mid and late growing fruit. When would I plant each to get the most out of the season?


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Answer from NGA
March 9, 2010

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You are absolutely right! It is too cool to plant warm season veggies such as tomatoes. They should be planted after the soil has warmed and nighttime temperatures are reliably well above freezing. Your average last frost date is about April 20 which means you can safely plant about May first. If your last frost date falls after April 20, wait another week or two for the soil to warm up before planting your tomatoes and other warm season veggies.

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