Okay - got out into the green house today before the thunderstorms hit (although according to one of our local tv stations weather app we had snow at one point - we didn't) and took some up dated photos.
We harvested Friday 7 Oct 2011 ... so these experiments are about 5 days old ...
Green Tomato Experiment #1
Green Tomato Experiment #2
Green Tomato Experiment #3
Green Tomato Experiment #4
most of the ripened ones I gathered today were the Roma type tomatoes, about a 1/2 pecks worth.
All in all about 1/2 a grocery bags worth of tomatoes had gone bad ... most because they had gone soft or cracked from the heat in the green house I think, but with these storms coming in will cool it down greatly.
Of course if I can't keep the dorrways open on the green house during the daytime it will still get up to almost 100*F just from the sunshine ... but if I can get that breeze coming thru the temp will stay around 55*F - 85*F depending on the outdoor temp and the amount of wind blowing thru.
well - I will have to check in on the tomatoes again tomorrow... but don't expect an update for a few more days.
After all, Rome wasn't built in a day ... and tomatoes don't even ripen that quickly