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Hot weather and tomatoes

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I have loads of green tomatoes, each of my 11 or so plants has about 8 to 10 green tomatoes and tons of blooms. We are looking at temps in the high 90's and even 100. I don't want to lose any. I had heard about putting up a sun cloth? Everything is mulched good and watered. Any suggestions or know anything about a sun cloth?
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Last year my tomatoes were a mess. Between blight and the weather I was always fighting to keep each tomato I grew.

This year is the exact opposite. My plants are about 4 feet tall, bursting with blossoms and not the first sign of blight or any other disease. I've also got tomatoes growing on every plant.

What's the difference? First it's been drought conditions, but I've watered every other day or so. Then I doubled the depth of my mulch this year. My mulch is about 4 inches deep on each plant. I also picked up some anti-fungal spray (daconocil or however' it's spelled) and used it each week during the early wet weeks. I also chose a store bought vegetable fertilizer and distributed it about 3 weeks ago, rather than the fresh water fish tank water I used in the past.

I am really excited to see how my tomatoes turn out this year. My 3 year old daughter and I check on the tomatoes each day and she's excited to snag that first cherry tomato in the next couple of weeks.

It's amazing the difference a year can make.
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