June 11, 2021

Planting the Season's Tomatoes

Tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicum, have long been one of America’s favorite garden vegetables. Those bold red, sun-ripened tomatoes deliver the taste of summer with every bite. And, they’re filled with excellent antioxidants and vitamins.

Just a handful of healthy plants can produce a bounty of delicious fruits within six to eight weeks. The best time to plant tomatoes is when daytime temperatures are consistently above 65-degrees Fahrenheit. Over the last few days, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew have been busy prepping the beds and planting this season’s tomato crop - about 100-plants are now growing in our outdoor vegetable garden.

Here are some photos - enjoy.