Planting Tomatoes on Good Friday
Well, by looking at my moon-planting guide it's time to plant a lot of vegetables in the garden. Of course you can still get one of these by sending me a self-addressed stamped envelope to that Kens address there on the paper. And, of course, I've gotten the recommended variety, such as the new Merced Tomato and I have the new big jalapeno called Grande. I have stepped them up into larger containers, such as you see here, and grown a nice big plant. All I have to do now is pop them out of that pot, put them in the ground, and they have blooms on them. I'll be eating tomatoes in sixty days.
The last frost has passed too, and so we want to make sure that we have our tomatoes caged like this so that the fruit won't touch the ground and rot, and we also want to be sure to protect them against the wind. And for that reason we want to make sure to put cloth protection around it, they call it Grow-Web, or its sold as some other type of cloth under a different name, and it's sold as other types of cloths under different names in different nurseries. But it's called a growing cloth that you put around to keep the wind and bugs, and give it a little protection from the adverse weather and wind that we might have a little bit later.
And Lord have mercy, look what's going to be happening in about sixty days from now when those boys are out there harvesting those great big juicy tomatoes, and we're enjoying spring tomatoes. This is a Good Friday to plant.
This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.
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