In this video, I cover a few easy tips for helping your tomatoes make it through summer heat waves.
We install shade cloth on the greenhouse frame:
I talk about the importance of mulching your root zones:
And getting ripe and nearly ripe fruit off the vine, so the plant can have energy needed to survive:
I also discuss pruning and when to do it. You might be surprised at when you should and shouldn't prune dead leaves.
I also offer the following links for the shade cloth and clips to hold it to 1/2" Electrical Metal Conduit:
This is the shade cloth I'm using (I found it at Amazon.com)...
They also offer a cheaper, but narrower version here...
Following these simple tips can help your plants come out of the heat wave ready to produce at their full potential and minimize setbacks.