According to what I read re: more heat/more rain

dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)January 7, 2013

Looks like Tennessee is going to get walloped with rain this year and we of southern piedmont into SC will also get the extra moisture and extra heat/humidity.

What that tells me is in my area(Charlotte metro) we are going to experience more high ozone days, fungus growth and sunscald.

That for better plant growth it might be worth going to slightly raised beds and no mulching or just loose layer of last year's leaves.
Don't know what to do about the ozone and how it hurts the tomato foliage.
Last summer, by not keeping the tomato growth limited and by running the stems through buckets of rain water(for additional water uptake..they root like crazy) the original growth died off from the ozone damage and the 10-12' running stems stayed green/flowering and producing.

It just takes up so much room in a small garden.

Are there any tomato varieties with better resistance to ozone (smog/pollution)?

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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

releasing from the top

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 11:15AM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

You might want to re-post this on the tomato forum.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:38AM
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If ozone is on your list of problems for growing tomatoes, you must have some really fine plants. I'll be focusing on moisture, temprature, blight, sunlight, spacing, support, insects, deer, birds and squirrels. If I can master all that this year, I'll brainstorm ways to beat ozone with you next year.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 2:28PM
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