When to Plant Tomatoes
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Long, hot summer days are almost over, which means it’s time to start a delicious new crop of tomatoes.
Keep in mind that fall crops grow differently than spring ones. The days are getting shorter and the sun is lower in the sky, so it takes longer for the fruit to ripen. Choose varieties that mature quickly, such as ‘Sungold’ cherry, ‘Better Boy’ and ‘Celebrity,’ which all mature in less than 70 days.
You may be surprised to find a bigger harvest in the fall since the plants have escaped attacks from spring pests and diseases.