Re: [gardeners] Re: Eggplant

margaret lauterbach (
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 13:42:38 -0600

At 12:53 PM 6/22/99 -0500, you wrote:
>George Shirley wrote:
>> Try Garden Gate nursery for your heat resistant tomatoes, should have
them any day now.
>> George
>Thanks for the info on preferences of summer tomatoes. I was going to
>try a variety to see which were better producers and better taste. Now I
>can save my money and effort and wasted space. Again thanks.
>Are you refering to Greengate Garden Center in Lake Charles? If not,
>where is Garden Gate? I hope they get them soon. I'm anxious to get them
>started as soon as posible. I love fresh tomatoes. The heat and humidity
>burned the bottoms and up to about half way of my Creoles and the fruit
>they were producing were small and frequently rotting on the vine before
>maturity. Are there any special considerations for Heatwave and Heatwave
Allen, I think your tomatoes had blossom end rot, not rotting because of
the heat or humidity. Tomatoes need moist soil so they can take up needed
nutrients such as calcium. If the soil is too wet or too dry, the plant
can't get its nutrients.  Margaret L