Can Tomatoes survive thru winter?
I'm wondering if a healthy in-ground tomato plant that is trimed down and covered well could survive a cold Indiana winter.
I have a "Black Krim" plant that was planted in-ground in early May. I've watered deeply once a week so I know the roots run deep into my soil. Even now I've noticed that the plant is
growing new limbs and flowering on those limbs that are about 6" above the ground. This plant has outlasted most of my plants in SWC's
So I'm thinking what if I was to put clear plastic around the base of the plant to trap in as much heat as possible and then pile a bunch of mulch around the base and up the stem to hopefully keep it from freezing solid down to the roots this winter. I can even trim the plant down to where it's covered by the mulch.
I also remember my mother saying that she has planted Cherry tomatoes that come back year after year. So if Cherry tomatoes can come back, why can't other tomatoes?