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Killed the plants by overheating.

05 May 2012
Sunny 16°C / 61°F

Covered plants growing in pots in flats with clear plastic the last few nights due to freezing temperatures. Didn’t take the cover off today. Temperature got up to 130F and killed the peppers, about 95% of the tomatoes and about 50% of potatoes.

Two flats of tomatoes survived that didn’t fit in the tent and were taking indoors.






Folia Helper


Oh, what a pity…
If you weren’t at the other side of the ocean, you could have all those tomatoes that don’t fit in my greenhouse…

Are the potatoes really gone? I don’t know how cold ‘freezing’ is in your region in this time of year, but when we have night frost when the potatoes have sprouted already, it’s mostly only the foliage that is damaged.

Posted on 07 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

Awww… I did in a flat of hot peppers (forgotten in the sun before completely hardened off) yesterday & TPS (dried out in the back corner of the greenhouse)the week before. Are your potatoes TPS? This is my first year with them & I’m afraid that while I have a lot of sprouts, I’m not getting any tiny tubers ): Any hints?

Sorry to hear about your peppers & toms ): How have your landrace peppers grown? Are they quicker to mature, larger harvest or heartier plants or a bit of each? Good luck on the restart (:

Posted on 07 May 12 (over 3 years ago)


Folia Helper

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Sorry to hear that, but thank you for sharing your experience. :)

Posted on 07 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

The potatoes were grown from true seeds (TPS). They were at the first true leaf stage, so the ones that died are truly dead. TPS need to be grown in the ground for the entire growing season to produce tubers, so grow them out no more than 8 weeks in the greenhouse, and then transplant them into the garden. If they start producing tubers in the greenhouse then that really messes with their lifecycle timing,

The tubers in the garden froze back to ground level, but they should do fine.

My landrace peppers are quicker to mature, and adapted to my cold radiant cooled nights.

It’s still about 4 weeks before our last expected spring frosts. I’ll plant out then, so a restart isn’t as bad today as it would have been later.

Posted on 07 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

Definate bonus for the Landrace crops. Thanks for the TPS hints. (:

Posted on 07 May 12 (over 3 years ago)

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