Ok, I'm going to bombard you guys with questions because I have no idea what I'm doing - appologizing in advance! Whatever success I've had with tomatoes (hit and miss-mostly miss) has been out of luck.
I'm in So. California high desert area and it's getting really hot in the afternoons - 95+. I know from reading a bit that sustained high heat will prevent new growth (something to do with pollination) and will sunburn small fruit. I lost a lot of tomato plants in past years because of this without knowing why.
Do any of you that live in similar climate have tips on how to shade plants but still let enough light in? I have to grow them in pots on my condo patio, so I can't put up elaborate systems. Thanks for any help!