It was cold a month ago now it is intense heat! I have about 25 boxes of tomatoes that seem to need watering every 2 hours. The ones in the 6 packs are even worse than the ones still in the styrofoam boxes! The bigger they get the more water it seems to take with the heat and the plants needing water. Some of my boxes have 5 dozen tomatoes a foot high or larger. My chocolate cherry are really large with flowers!! I have been giving them away to everyone!
So what do you do? I made a frame with 2 by 6's that is 6 ffet wide and 16 feet long. I put it right over the grass and places a piece of 4 mill plastice completely over it! I filled it with water to 3 inches deep and set all my plants in it! I simply maintain about 2 inches of water and the plants seem to be fine even in the sunny areas. I put half of the frame in a shady area that is shady in the afternoon! I have peppers and everything in there. It was in the 90's today! Has anyone else done this and have any tips?