More SunQ and her tomatoes
So here are my tomato stalks 10 days later. I took advice and spread them out a little. I can't wait until I can get some guys over here to help me move the shed to open up a 10x10 space in full sun.. They seem to be growing well except for the scrawny yellow gooseberries on the far right.
Now I can see why 5 gallon containers are so woefully inadequate and I'm looking into buying some larger fabric aeration containers. The cheapo cages I bought and the bamboo cane cages I made are never going to support these things. They just keep growing and growing and are loaded with many many little fruit. For my next trick I will build support posts with blocks, cement and long timbers. I'm going to cut the 2x10x10 into shorter pieces and try the FL weave for the spring FL growing season.
So this is my worry today; It has thus far been a very mild fall season.Nights have been around 60 and the days 80-85. Tonight it is supposed to dip down into the high 30s and low 30s with the wind chill. What do I do?
Do I leave them alone because they can take it?
Do I cover them? I have tarps and I also have heavy plastic sheeting. I have a total of 150 feet of C9 lights that I can use. I want to save a strand or two to wrap around my baby lettuce bed before that gets covered.
I know that frost is a no-brainer but there is no indication of that in the forecast so I'm mostly worried about rapidly dropping temps and severe wind warnings.Tomorrow we're back to 69/52 and Friday 76/56. We were supposed to head out to the RV tonight but I'd rather stay and take care of the tomatoes and leave in the morning.