Re: [tomato] Lost Everything

JonquilJan (
Wed, 5 Apr 2000 20:58:08 -0400

tomato plants can be incredibly sensitive sometimes.  Anthoer thing.  When
you watered them in the evening, their cells were filled with fluid, and
more susceptible to cold temperatures..  Sometimes withholding water can be
the best thing.  When those plant cells are not 'plumped' up, they can
withstand slightly colder temps.


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Subject: [tomato] Lost Everything

> I am not sure exactly what has happened here.  In about a week or so we
> were prepared to set out our tomato plants, (80 plants).  They all were
> looking good and about a foot tall growing inside the greenhouse.  Right
> before coming in last night I watered them all real good and closed the
> door to the greenhouse.  It dropped down to freezing last night and
> there was some frost on the ground outside.  While the greenhouse is not
> heated and certainly not airtight I just don't see how it could have
> gotten to them.  There is also a tray of pepper seedlings, (about 50)
> that were up about an inch that were not affected.  Now I will have to
> overnight some more seeds to make another quick start.  Any opinions out
> there?
> Todd Panter
> "Panter Organic Farm"