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#69682 Jun 18th, 2007 at 07:18 PM
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HELP!!! I THINK TOMATO'S HATE ME I FEED THEM WATER THEM GIVE THEM AS MUCH SUN AS I CAN FIND FOR THEM AND STILL ONLY GET 3/4 PER PLANT AND THEY WILL BE VERY SMALL. LOTS OF GREEN LEAVES BIG GREEN LEAVES WHHAT AM I DOING THAT IS SO BAD

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Trystogolf2, forgive me for this, but please refrain from using all caps. For some it is hard on the eyes and for others it is similiar to screaming at the top of your lungs.

Do you mean you are only getting 3/4 the pound/number of fruit you'd expect, or is only 3/4 of the flowers setting fruit? What variety(ies) do you have?

The first thing I thought of was over-fertilizing. Too much nitrogen (the first number on commercial fertilizers) will cause the plant to look beautiful, dark green, large and leafy but will minimize fruiting. Also, how much sun do they get? They are sun-hogs.

Sorry I can't be of more help to you.


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#70325 Jun 19th, 2007 at 10:48 AM
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to much nitrogen and not enough potash and potassium? At least that's my first guess.

Penny is right too about pinching off the sappers.

Mine used to be like that all the time. If you add 50% compost to your soil and a tablespoon of potash to your bed you will find a huge difference in your produce.

I'm not sure you could do it now although you can always mound compost around the stems of your plants without damaging them. Tomatoes don't care about soil placed around their stems just don't get it on any of the leaves.



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Thanks every one at least that gives me a place to start. Sorry about the caps.


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