Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops
Planting months: March-July Spacing: 12 inches apart, rows 6 feet apart
Special Tips: Don’t prune along the coast, if disease has been a problem in past years. Prune inland for bigger fruit. Plant deep. Use special fertilizer for tomatoes. Water deeply and infrequently to avoid blossom end rot.
Harvesting: 140 days
Early Girl Improved, Ace Hybrid Improved (inland, not coastal), Better Boy, Celebrity, Sweet 100, Golden Gem (new yellow, cherry-type tomato), Aussie, BeefMaster, Green Zebra, Patio (grow in containers only.) Tomato Growers Supply Co.: 888/478-7333
Many folks are growing heirlooms. Easiest in raised beds or large tubs.
NOTE: If you are growing vegetables year-round there will be some carry over of cool-season crops into warm weather, for example artichokes, which can be put in from transplants in March and harvested in June, or globe onions, which are planted from seeds in November and harvested in late May or June, and strawberries which are also planted in November and harvested throughout spring into early summer.
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