Question: How can I protect my young fall tomato transplants from the damage of mid-summer sun until they’re established?

Answer: If you buy transplants that have been grown and held in the sun, you should have no trouble. However, you can always erect some type of shade over them. You can use an A-frame made of wood shingles, or a couple of pieces of cardboard taped together. Let them get morning and late afternoon sun, giving them one hour per day of additional sunlight until you remove the covers entirely after a week.

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