The secret to producing good tomatoes in the desert is to get them planted early and expect to finish harvesting before the heat of summer sets in. The best way to plant tomatoes is to set out 6-inch transplants beginning in February. Many varieties such as Beef Stake, Big Boy, Better Boy, Celebrity, Champion, Early Girl, Heartland, Cherry type and Patio tomatoes are sold in 6 packs, 4″ pots, 1 gallon and 5 gallon containers. Proper soil preparation, good nutrition, and timely irrigation during the growing season will help build a productive vine in a short amount of time. All tomatoes require good light, but they must be protected from the harsh, burning sunlight of summer. A shade cloth or nursery fabric over the plants protects both the vines and the fruit from the afternoon heat.
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