Planting More Tomatoes
I live in deep south Texas (Zapata, Texas to be exact). I have some determinate tomato plants that have already set fruit. Would it be a good idea, at this time, to plant some more seeds so that by the time my tomatoes are ripe and the vines start to die I will have, by that time, more tomatoes to plant? I have a neighbor down the street that seems to have tomatoes growing at all times of the year. Is it a good idea to plant tomato seeds in order to have plants ready to plant into my garden when the present plants have all wilted? My plants already have a lot of fruit set on them, although they are not ripe yet. It should not be long. The plants keep setting more fruit, and my plants are constantly flowering. Am I jumping the gun on this?
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You can do this, as it will not hurt anything to do so. Also, it is recommended that you not grow tomatoes in the same spot every year, but rotate them at least every 3 years or so to fend off soil-borne diseases.