Jess Simons of Macon gave his tomato plants some extra TLC during last week’s triple digit temperatures.
Tomato plants at the home of Jess Simon and Vaudia Sattman have been pampered during the recent dry weather and triple digit temperatures.
Jess has covered the tomato patch with mesh netting to shade his crop from the hot sun. He also ran two fans on the plants during the day and waters them twice a day.
Jess says he planted his tomatoes around May 25th. He bought plants including the Goliath, Rutgers, Big Boy and Celebrity varieties. Jess said that he harvested several ripe tomatoes last week. The couple does not can their surplus tomatoes, but shares them with family members.