“Oversummered” tomato plants ready for second harvest in the Earth Arch

The Early Girl tomato plants made it through one of the hottest summers yet, and have set a second crop of about 70 fruit in the hottest fall ever. A 122 year old record fell as well, along with witnessing the latest ever 90+ degree in November, recorded on November 27th. The combination of Solexx, Aluminet and hydrophobic row cover helped control the effects of sunburn, evaporation and transpiration in raised beds on a south facing wall. Preparations are being made to complete the Solexx arch cover and install framing on the southern opening – as colder weather is on the horizon.