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Old 06-13-2010, 12:21 AM #1
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my tomato plants I have a few questions.

why arn't they blooming and growing any tomatos?

so far I have only gotton 8-9 tomatos.

here r some pix of em from 1-2 days ago.
we gave em some bloodmeal around 2 1/2 weeks ago. then we put some flowerpower on then 1 1/2 weeks ago.
but not too much of eather one.

also what about cutting off the tops of a few of them that r getting 6'+ tall.

also I think there is 27-30 plants out there.
and some of the tomato strains we have out there r some early girls, pink girls, lemon boys, kellogs, jet stars, brandywines, cherry red tomatos, sweet summer times, and a few others.

So have a gander at the pix and tell us what yall think.
and what we r doing wrong.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:13 AM #2
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#1 cheese, sorry about your troubles. I did a few things different this year. I started mine early inside, and I amended my outdoor soil rows adding a long list of organics. And I give them fox farms tomato and vegetable dry ferts, spray them with a pump sprayer once or twice a week w/ aerated worm castings/compost tea.


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Old 06-13-2010, 02:05 AM #3
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couple tricks to tomatoes for 1 you want to give very little N - especially towards flower set and, you can water stress them a little by letting them get close to wilt when you want them to fruit.

w/ too much N they will put a lot of energy into veg growth

they are a water loving plant which will go into progeny mode once deprived
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what is the temperature ?
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:53 AM #5
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It is said that 10 days over 90° will stop bloom and fruit setting from happening. I have a topsy turvy with 1 tomato that got set before the heat kicked in here. Hopefully more will take as it goes along.
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coool big thanks for the advice on tomatos.

the temps have been around the mid 80s for a while now.
so basicly I need not give any N. what about giving more P insted.

OK so what about cutting the very tall top off to maybe help them grow bushyer.
2 of em r growing to 6 feet tall + like growing over the fence.

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you might try some shade cloth because yeah they do hate the hot

as far as P goes, you can side dress w/ bonemeal or feed @ 0-5-5 or 2-6-4 *it really depends on what they are established in what you may like to add but a little extra P wont hurt

they feed a little heavier but not like corn or canna

dont prune them because the really big growers are what they call indeterminate and will keep setting fruit on the new growth - you can prune but it will actually decrease your harvest (but like if they are growing into the neighbors yard or ?)
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why arn't they blooming and growing any tomatos?

so far I have only gotton 8-9 tomatos.

here r some pix of em from 1-2 days ago.
we gave em some bloodmeal around 2 1/2 weeks ago. then we put some flowerpower on then 1 1/2 weeks ago.
but not too much of eather one.

also what about cutting off the tops of a few of them that r getting 6'+ tall.

also I think there is 27-30 plants out there.
and some of the tomato strains we have out there r some early girls, pink girls, lemon boys, kellogs, jet stars, brandywines, cherry red tomatos, sweet summer times, and a few others.

So have a gander at the pix and tell us what yall think.
and what we r doing wrong.
too early in the season to produce tomatoes yet, I routinely pick the suckers off (forced veg) till the 21st of June. Youll get tomatoes lie you've never seen...
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thanks for d great info guys. I guess Ill just have to wate and see what happends.

also if I see tiny spiters on a few of them is this a bad thing or will there spiters webs catch other bad bugs that might invade d plants?
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Voodoo is right. I got mine in earlier than ever this year in march and I have fist sized toms but nothing ripe yet so give it some time. If you keep them wet they will veg, keep them dry and they will flower, but it's a balance.
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