Yes, it’s Summer. Yes, it’s HOTTTT. And yes, we are plum crazy to already be planning for the Fall in the middle of a heat wave. But hey, what true gardener isn’t a little crazy? While we relish in the spoils of our current crops, somewhere in those wild brains of ours, we are already deciding which veggies we’re going to plant next.
Fall Tomatoes are just like regular tomatoes, except you harvest them in the Fall clear to the first frost. The plants are slightly smaller than what you’re used to, but fear not, they are hardy little things and will grow up to be just as big as those other tomato plants you know and love. Fall tomatoes need lots of water, especially during the drought-like conditions we’ve been having lately. They also need a little lime in their soil. To prevent Blossom-end Rot, Septoria Leaf Spot and other viruses, you will want to spray your tomatoes with a fungicide beginning the first week you plant them and once every week thereafter. This is the prime-time to plant Fall Tomatoes. We have a few varieties to choose from, but they will go fast. So be sure to come see us soon.
And while you’re here, you might as well check out our End of the Season Summer Sales! Hanging Baskets, including Breath-taking Ferns, are all on clearance for just $7.00 right now!
See you at the Greenhouse!!!
***Picture provided by Burpee Home Gardens***