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Subject:  Soooo. How cold is too cold?

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I was planning on planting around the 15 but the forcast shows a quick cold front moving through. Calling for 34 on Friday night 36 saturday. It will be in the 80 day and 50 night for the rest of the time. If I plant does the blast of cold stunt the growth of tomatos?

5/16/2022 8:18:25 PM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

It inhibits nutrient uptake. The humidity will also determine the uptake of some minerals? Cold plus humid... might give you a different nutrient hinderance than cold and dry? I think the cold or humidity is one factor that can help fuse the buds into a mega bloom. In warm and dry weather, I only get doubles or maybe a triple if lucky.

5/17/2022 12:59:40 AM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

I wouldnt go below 38. 40's should be ok. Plants that are short on nutrients will suffer a lot more thsn those which have some reserves.

5/17/2022 1:03:28 AM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.

You should be fine, cold doesn't hurt them,I've had them survive 26 degrees and still grow well,a lot depends on what's in your soil.

5/17/2022 1:12:45 AM



In my experience, temperatures below 45 stunt the growth and tomato plants are just sitting in the soil, exposed to pests a and diseases. It is better to wait for warmer weather. Another alternative is to cover the plants with buckets overnight in order to avoid temperature drop during night. I found this tip here: https://gardeningtheme.com/theme/growing-tomatoes-productively and it works for me.

6/28/2022 8:05:48 AM

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