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TOMATOES TEMPERATURE
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LAR    Posted 05-13-2003 at 15:11:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME THE MINIMUM TEMP TOMATOES NEED TO SURVIVE AND GROW. WILL 35DEGREES NIGHTIME TEMP KILL THEM


Ron/PA    Posted 05-14-2003 at 05:45:42       [Reply]  [No Email]

LAR, 35 is a little cool for them to grow, and it will stunt their production, but if ya just gotta plant now, here's what we do to ward off the cool nights. The difference between covered and uncovered is about 50% more tomatos at harvest time.
Good Luck
Ron


Tom A    Posted 05-14-2003 at 02:24:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
*Might* not kill them, but it will damage them to the point where they won't produce much.

I saw a study that said prolonged (a few weeks) exposure to nights cooler than low 40s will actually keep them from producing as much as plants that never went below 50.

Nowadays, I've found it is best to wait and put them in a little later than I used to...they seem to "catch up" to the earlier planted ones quick and outproduce them in the end.

Tom


Linda    Posted 05-13-2003 at 15:45:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
That temperature will do in most tomato plants. I have in the past grown a couple of types that did ok with those nighttime temps without any special care. Siberia was one of them and I can't remember the other one.

If you cover established tomato plants at night when the temps are cold, they can survive just fine. Or, try the Walls of Water.


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