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Tomato plants need lots of sun to thrive | Tilling Times


Last updated 6/2/2021 at 11:49am

Summer just isn't summer without the juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, a favorite for gardeners everywhere, whether grown in a garden or container on the deck. Here are a few tips for a successful harvest.

If you started tomatoes from seeds, you should transplant the starts when nighttime temperatures stay above 50 degrees. In this area, that is typically around the middle of May to early June. If you buy plants, look for short season varieties with "days to maturity" of 75-80 days or less. Resist those tempting giant varieties – you'd be lucky to have 2-3 reach maturity in our climate.


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