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Tomatoes are doing very well, thank-you-for-asking. They love these days in the 70's with cool, but not cold, nights.

Every plant has blossoms on it except the hanging cherry tomato. I've never grown a plant upside down before, nor have I ever had a cherry tomato in my garden, so I don't know what to expect. We'll see.

After much research and a lot of correspondence with other tomato growers, I found out what was wrong last year--too many days in a row of triple degree temperatures, coupled with lack of shade and cooling spritzes of water (as if I have time to stand around spraying my tomato plants!). Any time the daytime highs are over 85 for more than a few days, tomatoes will blossom but not set fruit.

I have figured out a way to provide partial shade this summer, and I can go out to the garden before work in the morning on the hottest days and spray them from the hose, scattering cats right and left. Max especially will be miffed, but a cat's life is a tough one. Ear scritches and food, yeah. Garden hose, no.

Two tomatoes have set, though they are so small, you'd need a magnifying glass to see them. Grow, Better Boys, grow!

Not that I'm impatient or anything....

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