Why the poor tomato season
I am in Z5 and for the first time ever, I had practically no tomatoes. I thought it was because I planted them too close to Black Walnut trees but then was hearing that it was a bad year for everyone in this zone. We had scorching hot weather and severe drought but most people kept their plants watered.
So, my question is: was it too hot? Does that make sense? I thought tomatoes loved hot weather - they grow in Mexico. My peppers did just fine in that same bed and they are of the same family. I just don't want a repeat this coming year. I wasn't able to do any tomato canning at all.