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Old Today, 08:07 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by jacqueg View Post
Here in the PNW, I know people who grow their tomato seedlings on a schedule for planting them out in May, while the big box stores are already selling them. A tomato planted into a PNW garden now will just sit there, waiting for warmer weather. The soil is just too dang cool yet. It helps to cloche them, but if you want to avoid too much plant-fussing, just wait until the weather is better.
It took me a while to learn this. In my area, the typical last frost date is April 15, so on the 16th, I would plant the tomatoes. They would just sit there til the soil warmed up a week or two later. Now, I just wait to plant.
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