Tomato Tips

It’s a balmy morning in mid-July and plants have received adequate moisture. The Plant Exchange USDA Zone 4 -5a refers more to winter averages.  Summer heat, dry and erratic conditions also impact the region. We cherish temperate conditions that help container plants to remain robust in mid-summer.


Besides flowers, many Plant Exchange readers like to grow tomatoes. When we find a seasoned gardener like Lyle Becker of Ace Hardware Greenhouse who shares what encourages a positive outcome for tomatoes, we want to listen. His suggestions may apply broadly to other others as well. His suggestions about growing tomatoes are at this link:

Share a tomato tip with us? Just leave a comment.

Thanks for visiting Plant Exchange. See you next week. Happy summer day!

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