For where my wife and I live we planted tomato plants earlier than we probably should have. We however had the opportunity to purchase some plants that were big and healthy for a very good price; and I purchased ten of them; so they needed in the ground.
On Thursday April 09 I purchased 10 Hybrid-Big Ds from a former Cassville School Teacher, and Bus driver who had purchased several from someone he knew. I was told these plants are selling in Walmart and other places for 6 – 8 dollars per plant. He charged considerably less.
On Saturday April 11 in the early evening hours we (Madge and I) put them in our garden. I have been concerned with frost dangers for the earliness of the time; but I thought of a very good cover for them.
We have a trampoline in our backyard, that goes unused for weeks on end. I got to thinking; “You know the grass grows beautifully under that thing. Why not pull it down over the plants.” I did that this morning. Now no frost worry. Now if there is a hard freeze or something, that will be a different story.
Looking forward to having some good tomatoes this Summer.
From the banks of Flat Creek.