Is a pot too hot?

colokid(5)May 25, 2010

I use 5 gal buckets with the bottom cut out over my tomatoes to protect from the wind.

I've run out of buckets, but have several 1 to 3 gal pots. They have the normal small holes but I don't want to cut the bottoms out. But I wonder if it wouldn't get too hot inside with our high altitude sun. Black would be especially bad.

I need to find some more protection before next weekend's wind storm.

KennyP

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treebarb Z5 Denver

Kenny,
It depends on how hot it gets and if the pots are plastic or ceramic. I think the ceramic pots will get too hot for the plants.
I don't have an answer for you on what else to do. I'm in the same boat, but on a much smaller scale. I have 3 toms still in WOW but they need to come out as the plants are being squished. I have some light colored plastic 10 gallon pots that I'm considering using for our predicted winds on Saturday, but the pots are probably too short for the plants now.
I think we're just in for it. Dang it!
Repeat after me, "Tis a privilege to live in Colorado."
Barb

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