Monday, August 06, 2007

The Secret to Great Tomatoes...continued

Yes, that's right - the secret is to illuminate! Our northwest days are in the mid 70's this year and the nights barely in the mid 50's. And less hours of sunlight every day. The tomatoes need a little extra glow to get them beyond shades of green.

Shown here is the Mess o' Trout variety. (Remember when these first arrived in December? See this post.) You probably have your own favorite set. Why have them just hanging out on the patio when they could be giving your tomatoes a little boost after dark!

More to follow...

4 comments:

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Well, who'd a thunk... that's ingenious! Thanks for the tip!

Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

Love it!

Matron said...

That's interesting. Does it really work?

Petunia's Gardener said...

Well, in today's post (Aug 8), you have the rest of the story! Don't know if the lights work, but we'll try anything at this point. I do like the look of the lights in the tomatoes, though.