Anyone in Albuquerque planting tomato plants yet?

frdnicholas(Albuquerque NM)March 22, 2009

I have this week off, and with the warm temperatures have been tempted to put in some tomato plants. I also remember some springs where we had cold weather the end of March/beginning of April. Is anyone else thinking of putting out tomatoes or peppers?

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I put a couple of plants out last year on February 28, just to say I did. They lived to produce a great crop, but they were against a south-facing wall, and required special protection about a dozen times. It's still too early to get much benefit from them being in the ground, as they may survive with care but not put on much growth. We've got a cold spell coming this week and it might be reasonable after that.

By the way, right now is peak season for "mustard weeds", which can harbor the dreaded curly top virus that kills tomatoes. Be sure to eliminate them from your property and immediate area before planting.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 9:35PM
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