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Garden ready for summer

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I've have had issues the last couple years with my tomatoes getting sunburned. This really came to a head last summer when it reached 117 degrees F (47 C). I lost most of the tomatoes that were getting ripe and never saw any more flowers set. I also lost a good amount of peppers.

This year I'm using a 40% sunscreen to protect the fruit. Used some ideas from https://makerpipe.com/ to build a frame and I think it's going to help a lot.

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Looking good. We are so behind this year as had a rather large project going on here.
This should protect your toms. 🍅
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Grumpy Toad wrote:
Tue May 14, 2024 3:42 pm
I've have had issues the last couple years with my tomatoes getting sunburned. This really came to a head last summer when it reached 117 degrees F (47 C). I lost most of the tomatoes that were getting ripe and never saw any more flowers set. I also lost a good amount of peppers.

This year I'm using a 40% sunscreen to protect the fruit. Used some ideas from https://makerpipe.com/ to build a frame and I think it's going to help a lot.

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How's the plants doing this year? My tomatoes and some of my peppers got trashed from a hail storm. They are coming back, my peppers are starting to bloom. Anyhow peppers and tomatoes need shade, in the wild they grow under trees. Also they only need 12/12 when starting or growing indoors imo.

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So far things are doing well. I'll have to wait until the really long hot spells to see how well the screen helps. Fingers crossed.

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