A commenter, who I know from real life to be an actual horticulturalist, suggested I put upside down tomato cages in my walls of water to prevent them from tipping over. It has worked beautifully! I put dollar store finials on the wires not just for pretty, but also so I don’t poke my eye out.
The tomatoes are staying nice and warm at night, they are flowering, especially the 4th of July plant. I am super hopeful that I will be slicing up tomatoes in just a couple of weeks.
Tomatoes grow the most once nighttime temperatures are above 60- since these have been protected on the nights it has gotten down into the 40′s, they have really grown a lot. I guess if I were a true scientist, I would have a control tomato plant, with no protection, and see what the difference was.
Instead, I held my camera inside the wall of water and took a bunch of pictures. What would it be like to live in a water teepee? Very green.