Is it too early to mulch tomatoes? My plants are almost 2 feet tall. Should I measure soil temperature?
I mulch as soon as I transplant. I don't transplant until May 1st though so the soil is pretty warm by then.
As hot as it is already, yes!
However, I planted some extra early, Mar. 1st. I mulched 1/2 of them, left the others alone. We had 2 late frosts and the non-mulched survived, the mulched died!
My soil temps were 70 + but I guess the mulch kept the heat of the soil from saving them.