Sacramento Bee readers share their gardening adventures.
The race is on for the first home-grown tomatoes of 2013.
On the Bee Garden's Facebook page, Kip Stack of Sacramento showed off his fast-growing tomatoes and used an April 27 Home & Garden section as proof of when they reached their height.
"We picked up some quart-size Early Girls about three weeks ago," Stack said. "The plants are about 3 feet tall now. This one has nine tomatoes and a ton of blossoms.
"If the weather stays warm, we might have BLTs by mid-June," Stack added.
Stack's secret? Fertilizer.
"It's gotta be the bat guano," Stack said.
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