As a northern veggie gardener,
it was always dissapointing when an early frost
would kill off the tomato plants.....
( full of tomatoes, of course )
I had dreamed that in places like Calif,
with no killer frost, tomatoes would be perennials.
We've recently moved to Southern Arizona.
In theory, this is tomato weather.
Sunny days, cool nights.
We have a cherry-tomato plant in back,
it's making tomatoes..... but slowly,
and the leaves are turning yellow.......
The plant is looking sickly....
I'm going to need some help here;
1. When planting tomatoes,
will I need to make any special preparations ?
2. Can I reasonably expect to see tomatoes 8 or 9 months a year ?
3. Any special variety to better deal with the Arizona climate ?