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Too early to mulch tomatoes?

Posted by i_am_the_slime 7b - NC (My Page) on
Mon, May 14, 12 at 20:26

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

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RE: Too early to mulch tomatoes?

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

RE: Too early to mulch tomatoes?

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.

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