Wednesday, November 18, 2009
With the cold, comes the end
The last couple of days it had dropped down to the low 40's up here and a few nights the high 30's, and after a week or so of very cold evenings, my tomato plants have gone to the beach, so to speak.
It is difficult to grow tomatoes up here since they like prolonged heat, and we don't ever have prolonged heat!
I have been thinking a building a greenhouse in order to extend my growing season, most of the tomatoes that are sold at the mercado are trucked in from who knows where.
They grow a lot of tomatoes in Jalisco and Sonora, judging from the ones that we see on the side of the road and one that have been run over, all of which have fallen off of hasteliy loaded trucks.
There is something to be said about homegrown vegetables and fruits. There is nothing quite like biting into a ripe , vine ripened tomato that was hanging on your own vine ,, minutes before you slice it for your salad.
I doubt that a greenhouse will do much for tomatoes, unless I can get some seed for the "Fog" variety.