Growing tomatoes in the hot, humid south is an intricate dance of planting in raised beds to avoid floods, dodging diseases and beating the heat. But, the rewards are huge. I spent a decade growing heirloom tomatoes on the steamy Texas Gulf Coast, south of Houston. Southern Nights performed and tasted better than any heirloom I grew. Transplants have to be started by the end of January so they can be set in the ground on the last day of March.

Fall Tomato Growers Success Seminar (free)

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Sun, 07/14/2013 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Fall Tomato Growers Success Seminar 1 p.m. July 14.Learn from expert south Texas tomato farmer Kevin Callaway how to
grow a bumper crop this fall. Topics will include top varieties, soil conditions, organic fertilizers, and use of hoop houses for extra climate control. Free. It's About Thyme Garden Center, 11726 Manchaca, 280-1192


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