The Canberra Times
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Jackie French: The rocky road to early tomatoes

Updated April 24 2018 - 9:11pm, first published August 31 2017 - 10:52am

If you want early tomatoes you need a rock. Preferably a large rock, or even a small quarry, where the rock will absorb heat during the day, reflect it onto your tomatoes and then radiate warmth all night so the tomatoes aren't touched by frost and nor do they go into that sulking stage when the tomatoes get wonderfully warm days but chilly nights and refuse to grow at all.

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