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Is a pot too hot?

Posted by colokid 5 (My Page) on
Tue, May 25, 10 at 17:17

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.

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RE: Is a pot too hot?

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."

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