Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Well, darn!

Chattanooga finally fell off the the drought map over the winter, when the wet, gray weather helped us make up for a severely dry 2008 summer. But as of this week, we're back on the map. We're not colored red or brown yet, but just in case, I think this year I might try to find some heat- and drought-resistant tomatoes, since last year's crop was pretty well stunted by the awful dry heat that arrived in mid-July and stuck around for pretty much the rest of the summer (even though I watered religiously!).

Can anyone recommend a good tomato that will still produce fruit when the temperatures start consistently reaching toward the triple digits?


tut-tut said...

The small tomatoes, grape and cherry, work best I've found.

DSK said...

HeatWave is supposedly the best, but we had poor results with it years ago (in Texas). We prefer Celebrity. It performs well all around and the produced fruit is good.

Julie L said...

Go here: http://www.drought.gov/portal/server.pt/community/drought.gov/202/area_drought_information?mode=2&state=TX

See that dark dark reddish brown? that's where *I* live.


alice said...

I'll give the Celebrities a try, along with some little tomatoes. Thanks!

Julie, if I could find out what kind of tomatoes would grow down there, I'd be in great shape! ;-D