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Original post made on May 6, 2016

TOMATO TRANSPLANTING . . . The Santa Clara County Master Gardeners say May is the time to transplant tomatoes into the garden when the weather stays warm long enough for the soil to warm up. The plants grow well when the roots have a reasonably warm environment, 60 degrees or higher. Soil in pots and raised beds warms up before the ground. Troubleshooting problems: Tomatoes can develop a condition called blossom end rot, where the bottom of the tomato looks brown. This is due to a low level of calcium in the fruit and is usually related to inconsistent watering for carrying the calcium through the plant. So make sure to water your plants regularly right from the start; don't allow the root zone to dry out or remain saturated.

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