[Homestead] Big basil and other features of a hot climate
lurine at softcom.net
Sat Dec 16 02:44:03 EST 2006
Well, Gene would have a heck of a lot more daytime heat than we had on the
coast but we didn't get as cold at night, so what I did was put the cherry
tomatoes on the deck with the sliding glass doors behind them. Built them
each there little plastic "houses." The doors faced southwest and got lots
of sun which bounced back on the little "houses" and we had tomatoes all
year. Of course, we grew cherry tomatoes on the porch which don't need as
much heat as the big slicing tomatoes but they sure are yummy in salads all
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie McHarry" <mmcharry at gmail.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Big basil and other features of a hot climate
> On 12/15/06, Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com> wrote:
>> I have wintered both tomatoes and sweet potatoes here. The tomatoes
>> don't do much ripening after it gets cool, like now, highs in
>> seventies, lows in forties. I think of tomatoes as perennials.
> Could a plastic covering structure be used to get the heat up to
> encourage ripening?
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