Along with ‘the nicest lawn on the block’, I don’t think there is much more quintessential of a horticultural competition among neighbors than ‘who can produce the first tomato of the season’.
Hello, again! In a few short weeks the tomato seedlings we transplanted in the greenhouse this week will be ready to plant in your garden. The first crop of tomato plants were transplanted earlier this year, and we have been selling them for a couple of weeks. After selling out in a few days, I was looking at our seed inventory and decided to start a crop for early May when we typically have dozens of var ieties to select from.
After looking at the planting schedule in the Kansas State University Garden Guide, I did the math on the number of weeks needed to start my transplants for the Acre. The guide recommends May for the ideal time to set out tomatoes and peppers. While I do agree with that time, as a gardener, I tend to be one ‘those people’ who likes to push the envelope as far as setting out tomatoes.