Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Carrot Week 2017!
by donnainzone5 Today at 5:14 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by Judy McConnell Today at 4:25 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 4:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 3:25 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by mlpii66 Today at 2:32 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by has55 Today at 1:05 pm

» Comfrey
by has55 Today at 1:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:32 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Today at 11:29 am

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Today at 11:25 am

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by countrynaturals Today at 11:22 am

» Need another type of compost.
by sanderson Today at 3:06 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by CitizenKate Today at 12:19 am

» New England March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 8:33 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:00 pm

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by MrBooker Yesterday at 4:23 am

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 3/23/2017, 9:41 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising 3/23/2017, 9:34 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 3/23/2017, 11:56 am

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Avinash 3/23/2017, 12:06 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:39 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising 3/22/2017, 8:34 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals 3/22/2017, 2:30 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan 3/22/2017, 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy 3/22/2017, 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB 3/22/2017, 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 3/22/2017, 8:42 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Growing tomatoes at 148 degrees

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Growing tomatoes at 148 degrees

Post  WardinWake on 7/22/2010, 8:37 pm

Howdy Folks:

I tried to post this a couple of days ago and I don't think it posted so I'll try again.

"While sitting in a waiting room I picked up a back issue of Scientific American and found an article that talked about an agricultural scientist that has isolated a fungus from the roots of plants that grow near the hot water geysers in the Yellowstone National Park. By injecting the fungus into the roots of tomato plants he was able to keep the tomatoes growing in heat up to 148 degrees F. That is as hot as the middle of a medium rare sirloin.

I can see it now, The great American southwest desert converted into one huge Square Foot tomato garden".

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
avatar
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 66
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing tomatoes at 148 degrees

Post  Garden Angel on 7/22/2010, 9:03 pm

Hey it could happen ! ha.
avatar
Garden Angel

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-05-17
Location : zone 8b, SoCal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing tomatoes at 148 degrees

Post  elliephant on 7/24/2010, 10:34 am

Definitely what we would have needed in my hometown of Blythe, CA. The average daily high in July is 109, according to weather.com We didn't call it a heatwave unless it was over 120.

I remember during one heatwave my little brother wanted us to sleep outside on the trampoline. I told him it was too hot. He said "But it's night!" I called time and temperature and it was 111 degrees at 11:30 at night!

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

RMO tomatoes?

Post  ander217 on 7/25/2010, 8:50 am

Ward, would you call those tomatoes RMO instead of GMO? ("Rootically Modified Organism")

I could definitely use some of those this summer. It has felt 148 degrees in my garden for several days.
avatar
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 62
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing tomatoes at 148 degrees

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum