It is finally time to plant your tomatoes!

Now that the frost is behind us in parts of the country, USDA says that it is time to plant tomatoes.

They come in a wide range of flavors and shapes, from tiny grape-sized to giant beefsteaks.

To have the best harvest, one gardening expert says that tomato plants will need at least six hours of sunlight daily and good drainage.

According to Dennis Patton with Kansas State University Extension, “Try and avoid sports that hold water, stay wet for a longer period after rain, and then we also like to have those vegetable gardens somewhat near to a water source, because in most parts of our country we’re going to have to do some supplemental watering during the summer months.”

Tomatoes are susceptible to pests and diseases. To avoid problems choose disease-resistant varieties whenever possible.


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