When Should You Plant Tomatoes in the Detroit Area?

Detroit is in USDA hardiness zone 5 with potential frost as late as mid-May. For this reason, the earliest recommended planting date for tomatoes is between May 15 through May 30.

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Jack Burton started writing professionally in 1980. He has written for "Word from Jerusalem," "ICEJ Daily News" and Tagalong Garden News. Burton managed radio stations, TV studios and newspapers, and was the chief fundraiser for Taltree Arboretum. He has a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting from John Brown University, and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1999.