105°F in Santa Rosa, 107°F here. Opened up the house last night to cool
off. The outside temp went to 53°F, the house to 70°F.
The paper says it will be 99°F today, Accuweather.com says 92°F.
The heat didn't seem so bad yesterday, but I'm feeling a little stunned
today. The tomatoes enjoyed the heat. You could almost watch them redden.
Chance of showers on Sunday, go figure.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
Here you go Frank, Billy has been busy with carbon issues and more.
The tough part is defining the question. In this case it was
tomato heat tolerance.
Bill S. Jersey USA zone 5 shade garden
Had not thought about pollination. I had a lot of ripe tomatoes but now
only a few green and not as many as in the past. Protracted hot weather
seems to have brought on a stasis. Weather is getting cooler so maybe
numbers will come back.
Yes, they will resume with cooler weather.
Tomato varieties vary with their tolerance for hot weather.
I have found Park's Whopper Improved, and Beefy Boy to withstand
high temperatures well. Super Sweet cherry never stops.
Cool nights do help.
I am going to answer all other posts here at once.
Thanks for correcting the Chaffin farm website to
It is a great place; I went on a tour of their farm this Spring.( It
was COLD then.)
They do CSA and the local farmers markets. Their fruits are all
they always sell out.
I have to get all my outside work done early also. Temp got to 102
Today it is 96 at 1pm. I had to quit at 10am. Nights have been a
You asked about Lake Oroville. No we don't go there much; it is mainly
lake. It's not very cool there unless you are out on the water, and
it's not a very
pretty lake. We do like Black Butte Lake, to the west. It's like
going back to
early Calif. of about 200 years ago. Also we go up to the mountains.
we will take a supper and go up to Butte Meadows by the creek.
Garden continues even in the heat. I kind of neglected the zuch, and
this am about 24 inches long, 14 inches around at the blossom end and
about 10 lbs each! The peaches have been wonderful, but I picked the
this am.. Figs are still good. Tomatoes took a little break for about
a week, but
I had a ripe one in a sandwich today, so they are back.. Super Sweet
continues even thru the heat.
You keep cool also
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