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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Video: How to Build a Hot-House Tomato Cage: Get Your Tomatoes Out Earlier!

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  1. Are you saying you can plant them now, mid April, with the mini hot house? If so, my little starters are no where near ready. I'll have to buy one or two to experiment with. I am in zone 6, so maybe I'll have to wait a week or two.

  2. Yes. You could plant them now. If you temperatures hover in the 40's and such but the frost risk is around, the hot-house can protect them.

    I had to do the same thing and go buy a tomatoes. I hate spending 3.50 for a tomato when they are growing for pennies in my house but what can you do.

    I would put out a plant or two and just see how it does.

    You want to time it right where the cage can keep the area in the 50's. If a tomato sits in the 40's even though protected with the cage... it just won't grow.


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