|Tomato transplants held for June planting|
Remember tomato transplants can be planted deeper than they were growing in the pots and will root out along the stem. This only works if you have a deep depth of decent soil or use the horizontal-planting-with-upturned-top method in shallower topsoil.
Chances are very high the last spring freeze will have passed at this point. Remember the average last freeze in Denver is May 5 with the latest freeze occurring June 8, 2007. For kicks I'll throw in that the latest date of the last measurable snow in Denver was June 12, 1947 (data from NOAA National Weather Service Denver/Boulder office).
The second reason this was a tough week for vegetables was several days of winds in the twenty to thirty mph range. This dried foliage of newly established transplants or germinated seedlings. Careful watering and setting up wind protection structures were in order.
Photo credit: Tomato transplants held for June planting - Carl Wilson