o many tools to choose from when deciding when to plant the garden. The greenhouse is putting us about one month ahead in the warm season planting department. Greens are one thing, but warm weather crops…we’ve been waiting since the last tomato to plant the first tomato plant again. The single most important thing a garden will teach you is patience. Jumping the gun can really lead to disappointment. Agrarians have been watching their fields for planting cues for centuries.
This year I wanted to use the SRM plastic mulch again. Even with a greenhouse, I can use an earlier and higher yield. The first order of business of planting tomatoes is to install my tomato twine since it requires ladder work, and I like to have that part done before I do any planting and in this case before I lay the mulch. Time was of the essence too, I needed to get the mulch down while the soil was still damp or I needed to water again.
Secure the mulch firmly with soil. I think another pair of hands would have helped, the mulch should be tighter.
Have you been able to set tomatoes out yet in your area?