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[Tomato Dirt #234] How to Help Your Tomato Plants Survive the Heat
July 22, 2021

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 11, Number 15

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FEATURE: How to Help Your Tomato Plants Survive the Heat

Even though tomatoes are the classic summer plant, it’s natural for gardeners to think they suffer when temperatures are too hot.

Here’s the good news: a heat wave will not likely be fatal for your tomato plants, especially if you can keep them watered. And more good news … tomato fruit already on the vine and ripening will likely be OK when it’s super hot outside.

Two problems for tomatoes in a heat wave:

  1. It’s too hot for blossoms to be pollinated. That means your plants will have fewer fruit.
  2. Heat stress forces a plant to increase transpiration (pumping water through its system) to survive, especially when the heat continues for prolonged periods.

You can reduce stress on your plants during a heat wave by watering them deeply at least once a day. Increase frequency of watering without increasing the amount of water the plants get to avoid water logging and killing the plants.

A second trick to managing tomato plants during a hot spell: give them shade! (Read the full article ) … and check out other options for Watering Tomatoes Pinterest board.

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Danger: Don't Let Your Tomatoes Overheat

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More Tips to Help Your Tomato Plants Survive the Heat

Best Heat-Tolerant Tomato VarietiesBest Techniques for Watering Tomato Plants Watering Tomatoes FAQs Shading Tomatoes to Reduce Stress

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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