Q. How can we grow tomatoes in the desert in the hot summers? It is over 100 degrees in the summer, and we usually have no success after June.
A. To grow tomatoes successfully in temperatures over 100 degrees, you should water in the ridged beds every day, and if you see any signs of wilting, water again in the afternoon. Jacob has grown tomatoes successfully in temperatures over 110 degrees, and with strong winds making it even worse. Using the T frames, the only thing he has ever done is once or twice he put a shade cloth over them to reduce the worst of the hot rays, in the early afternoon. Seriously, you should be able, with these cautions, to grow tomatoes all summer long, and you do not need any special variety of tomato.