by Connie Oswald Stofko
There’s nothing like the taste of vine-ripened tomatoes, but frost will stop tomato production cold.
There are ways to try to protect your plants from frost, but it can be difficult to accomplish. (See some tips here on how to prevent frost from damaging garden plants.
So last year when Judy Clark of Hamburg excitedly told me, “It’s the end of November and I’m still getting fresh tomatoes,” you can bet that I wanted to know how she did it.
It’s simple. Clark plants her tomatoes in pots. When the weather gets cold and there might be a frost, she brings the pots inside and sets them in a sunny spot.
This year, plan to plant some of your tomatoes in pots so you can keep them growing inside even after a frost.
Note: Yes, I meant the pun in the first sentence!