Extend Your Tomato Season
If you love fresh tomatoes as much as us, you can plant now for a second harvest you will be picking right up until frost. Many garden centers have plants available now. Pick a location where tomatoes have not been grown for the past several years (this helps prevent fungus problems) or plant them in a container. If you are planting in your native soil, mix a couple of inches of fresh compost into your existing soil prior to planting. I like to do this every time I plant. If you do not have your own compost, I suggest Miracle Gro Organic Choice Garden Soil (click here for info). If you are planting in a container I suggest using Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix (click here for info). And don’t forget to feed your plants. I like Miracle Gro Organic Choice Plant Food in my garden (click here for info), or Osmocote Flower and Vegetable Plant Food for my containers (click here for info).
If your tomatoes have ever suffered from blossom-end rot, which is a condition that causes the bottom of the tomato to turn black, you should feed with Miracle-Gro Shake ‘n Feed for Tomatoes as this special food has extra calcium to help with this problem (click here for info).