Why I don't sell tomatoes early, part II

In this post we had a discussion about why we don't sell tomatoes early, and my disappointment that the local box stores were selling all the warm season vegetables way to early. That post was March 26th. Here we are at April 19 and check out the forecast for Placerville for Sunday. Check out the overnight low. Get those frost blankets out! Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming west between 6 and 9 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east southeast.

We did finally bring in some warm season vegetables this week for sale, but we keep them in our event tent where they are protected, and we still don't recommend planting until May. It will be interesting to see what happens to the vegetables sitting out exposed with no cover at Home Depot. Don't fret though, if they all die Home Depot won't pay a thing. The vendor will eat the loss. What about all those people who bought them early and planted them outside. They will dig them up, and return them for a replacement.

What a waste of time.