(WICHITA, Kan.) — If you are missing the tomatoes from your backyard garden, you are not alone, but experts say there is little you can do about it.
Days of triple-digit heat can take a toll on home vegetable gardens, particularly tomato plants. The plants do not like to make fruit when the daytime temperatures get above 95 and the overnight temperatures do not go below 75.
Experts at the Sedgwick County Extension Office say the heat means you will just have to wait to whip up a BLT.
"The best thing you can do is keep your plants as healthy as you can," says extension agent Rebecca McMahon. "Don't stress out when you don't have tomatoes, just keep them healthy and the next time we have a cooler spell hopefully they will set some tomatoes and we'll get some this fall".