The best time of the year – for your tomatoes

By mbrooks on June 14, 2019
File – Different kinds of green, yellow and red tomatoes lie on display at the 2018 International Green Week agricultural trade fair on January 19, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

Late spring frosts are over, hopefully. That’s good news for your tomatoes. They like it warm and sunny.

Mid-June provides the balanced temperatures that best suit tomatoes.

Cool nights of around 55 degrees will protect against night frosts. Tomatoes are notoriously sensitive to the cold.

For the days, the temperature should range 65-85 degrees.

The south side of a home is often a good place for achieving all-day sun exposure. The constant sun will heat up the ground, giving the garden warmth to help the tomatoes during the night.

Windy areas of the backyard are not good for this plant.

Corn is also best planted a few weeks after the final frost of the spring. Corn prefers a warm soil, about 60 F.

This all depends on where you live, of course.

For Utah growing seasons, check out this informative guide from the Urban Farmer.

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