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2022 February 16

February tomatoes

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I posted about my tomato plants in November, December, and January, surprised about them hanging on so long.  Here are my February tomatoes, after a week of unusually high temperatures:

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We still have a lot of flowers on this plant.

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This plant has fewer flowers, but the fruit was ripe—we ate the cherry tomatoes on Valentine’s Day!

The weather has been very warm and dry—after a wet December we’ve had almost no rain in January or February.  The temperature got over 80°F (27°C) twice last week, which is much warmer than our usual winter highs of 65°F (18°C).  The wet December means that the city’s reservoir is at 85% of capacity, but we really need quite a bit more rain to fill it. The river flow is down to 39.2 cubic feet/second, way below the 25%ile level of 55 cubic feet/second (median 144, mean 313).  We’re not quite a record-breaking low river levels (the drought in 1991 got us down to 4.6 cubic feet/second), but we’re down to levels that we don’t usually see until the rainy season has ended.

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  1. […] posted about my tomato plants in November, December, January, and February—surprised about them hanging on so long. For March, I have no fruit on the plants, but there are […]

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