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Best Time to Plant Tomatoes is October

An old agricultural extension officer told me that grand final weekend, was the best time to plant tomatoes. In a normal year that would be the last weekend in September. It is now October and the perfect time to get your tomatoes in the garden.

Tomatoes are good source of vitamins A, C and niacin. They also contain minerals such as potassium which helps to regulate blood pressure and manganese involved in the regulations of brain and nerves function. Tomatoes container dietary fiber, which is important for a healthy tummy. But most importantly,it is their versatility in your cooking that makes them a must have in your garden.

When planting, make sure your tomatoes are planted deeper than they come in the seed bed so they are able to develop roots along their stems. The more roots.make for a stronger plants. Along with tomatoes, other summer dominant vegetables that are great for this time of year are; squash pumpkin, cucumber, sweet corn, beans, eggplant, okra, runner beans and carrot.

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