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RE: Vegetables

Wow you must have some heat. In my neck of the desert (we don't have woods
y'know) the jalapenos are busy putting out peppers even in the hottest of
summers. Eggplants too. The tomatoes do start to shut down although there
are always a couple forming here and there; variety Heatwave does the best.
It may be that it cools down enough at night to allow them to pollinate. I
haven't been paying attention to what the cukes do, last time I had a good
crop of them, they were attacked by whiteflies right when they were
producing heavily and so died prematurely.
It's 102F right now and the weather site says relative humidity is 11%. I
had a nice 1/2 mile walk to another building and barely broke a sweat. But
our heat alert system says the guys outside may only do 25% work and rest
75% of each hour; I'm glad I'm not having to actually work out there.  


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 3:47 PM
To: Garden Chat
Subject: [CHAT] Vegetables

To all who grow vegetables, greetings.

My vegetable plants are in various stages of shutting down because of 
the heat. Tomatoes [except the wild ones] have quit blooming because 
the nights are too warm. Wild ones are still going but will shut down 
soon. Jalapeno pepper shows signs of stress from the heat. Cucumber, 
which is growing on a trellis in a 30-gallon pot in the shade, is just 
beginning to produce [lots]. Eggplant is blooming but does not seem to 
be setting fruit--probably a night temperature problem.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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