Results from the Great Tomato Ripening Experiment: How to Extend Your Harvest. It’s almost mid-January and I’m still enjoying tomatoes from the plants I grew this past summer. I just gathered a handful and made some tasty, fresh salsa to complement the vegan tacos I made for our dinner. So how is it that I’m […]

Tomato, tomahto. It doesn’t matter how you say it, this time of year, when it starts getting really hot, they have a tendency to cause us a little grief. Some of the most common questions I’ve been getting lately have had to do with tomatoes.

One question I hear from across the valley is “Why aren’t my tomatoes setting fruit”? This is a common weather related problem. The blossoms drop off without setting fruit when the daytime temperature is over 95 degrees or nighttime temperatures fall below 55.