Is it too early to plant tomatoes?
But nothing helps to plant too early. Whether he there is no more of frozen buthe does still fresh (less of 10° at night), wait. Your tomatoes risk of vegetate and will ultimately fall behind those planted later. You basically have until early July to plant your tomatoes.
Of March to May, once the last frosts have cleared are more to fear, transplant these seedlings when they present 5 to 7 leaves. Think from the planting to stake the feet tomatoes.
The effect of temperature on the flowering of tomato and pepper
|Temperature||Effect on flowering, pollination and fruiting|
|16°C (61°F)||Temperature optimal to fruition|
|Below 15.5° C (60° F) or above 24° C (75° F) – night time||Poor fruit set|
Normally, you have sown your seeds by calculating the ideal planting date, ie two months later. This must correspond to the end of any risk of frost: take a quick look at the gardens of neighbors or experienced gardeners to see if they have put their tomato plants in the ground!
For a square vegetable garden, grow one tomato plant per square, making sure to center it. If you have a vegetable garden in line, it is recommended to provide 4 to 5 feet for 2 m². How to successfully plant tomatoes in the ground?
If the weather forecast no longer calls for frosts, plant, even if the nights are still cold. As long as it doesn’t freeze, the tomatoes won’t suffer. You will obviously also take into account your region: the further south you are, the earlier you will plant, and vice versa.
The harvest of tomatoes depends on their earliness. The earliest tomatoes can be grown 50 to 70 days after planting. So if you are in a hurry to taste them, here are the varieties of early tomatoes to grow: The Golden Bison.