Too early to mulch tomatoes?

i_am_the_slimeMay 14, 2012

Is it too early to mulch tomatoes? My plants are almost 2 feet tall. Should I measure soil temperature?

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I mulch as soon as I transplant. I don't transplant until May 1st though so the soil is pretty warm by then.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 1:14AM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

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.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 3:38PM
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