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Old August 28, 2008   #1
karpes
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Default Do you cover your tomatoes with visqueen?

I have had a very good year with tomatoes but now that it’s raining so much my pick bucket is mostly empty. Even the green tomatoes will rot. In the last two weeks I have recorded 11 inches of rain. The vines are still growing , producing flowers but no fruit set. Humidity is very high , but there is nothing I can do to correct that. I could control the amount of water to the plants with poly or visqueen but would this improve fruit set? My guess is that I would have less fruit rot since I could better control irrigation. Karpes
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I routinely every year near the end of the season cover my plants with visqueen, but I am covering for frost protection.

Good luck and I am sure it would help with the rain.

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Old August 29, 2008   #3
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Unfortunately, high temperatures along with high humidity generally spells "clumpy pollen", and that means no pollination and no fruit set.

If "Gustav" does what they think, you're about to get a whole lot wetter. Take care of yourself.



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.....I have recorded 11 inches of rain. The vines are still growing , producing flowers but no fruit set. Humidity is very high , but there is nothing I can do to correct that. I could control the amount of water to the plants with poly or visqueen but would this improve fruit set? ...... Karpes
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