Let this be my journal entry: first tomatoes of the year! I found 4 yellow pear tomatoes, 2 in the tomatillo bed, 2 in the garden wall tomato bed.
I will definitely be planting early again next year (May) and using water tepees again. I normally don’t get tomatoes in the ground till late June. Of course, this spring was unusually hot and dry. I’ve fertilized once (the leaves were turning yellow and the plants weren’t growing) and I’ve never fertilized before.