Last year I planted my tomatoes in February inside Kozy Koats, a red version of the Wall Of Water product. The sun heats up the water and the teepee shape keeps in your heat. They say they can keep tomatoes warm down to low temps and allows 4-6 weeks earlier planting.
Q: What kinds of protective coverings can I use?
A: Some gardeners make tunnels out of plastic or put plastic "hats" over their tomatoes. They will add extra warmth during the day and keep some frost away from the tomatoes. But the best covering is what we call a KOZY-COAT which has plastic tubes you fill with water. Unlike mere plastic coverings, the water (three gallons of it!) HOLDS HEAT and slowly transfers it to the plant even when outside temperatures plummet well below zero. It also allows for much earlier planting, because the KOZY-COAT will heat up cold soil so you can plant your seedlings 4 to 6 weeks earlier! It is the fail-safe method to produce your earliest tomatoes and something every serious tomato grower should use. KOZY-COATS plus Glacier tomato seedlings adds about six weeks to your tomato-picking season.
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