This set of forums is an archive of our old CGI-Based forum platform (UBB.Classic) that was never imported to our current forum (UBB.threads); as such, no new postings or registrations are allowed here.

Please instead direct all questions and postings to the our current forum here.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#30075 August 13th, 2005 at 12:38 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
M
Member
OP Offline
Member
M
Joined: Jul 2005
I know this is our first year growing tomatoes, but we keep having problems of some sort. I haven't seen anyone post about a prob like this... [Linked Image]

Now the plants did dry out over a 4 day period that I was on vacation, despite the fact that we took preventative measures, but if I remember correctly the fruit was showing signs of this problem b4 we left, and we water every morning. Is it due to dryness or some sort of deficiency or disease?

#30076 August 13th, 2005 at 01:38 AM
Joined: Apr 2003
Compost Queen!
Offline
Compost Queen!
Joined: Apr 2003
Too much new water after it had dried out
over the 4 days...
Next time that happens, and you come home
and they are bone dry, try small amounts of
water, say, I don't know, every 3~6 hours,
then it's not one gigantic amounts of new water
after being used to dry...

Those tomatoes should be still okay to eat.
Just keep an eye out on the top..
but once ripe enough to eat, slice off all
that split stuff and eat the bottom 3/4..

#30077 August 13th, 2005 at 03:45 AM
P
Member
Offline
Member
P
Joined: Jul 2003
If you don't see any sign of disease, it is probably a cultural problem. Like Weezie said, it could be due to excesssive watering or inadequate watering especially during high temperatures above 90*F or extremely high sunlight.

If you had a rainfall after a dry spell, remove ripe fruits immediately after a rain to prevent cracking.

Keep the soil evenly moist. Mulching will help conserve moisture.

#30078 August 13th, 2005 at 06:38 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
D
Member
Offline
Member
D
Joined: Feb 2005
If your tomato is prone to cracking or splitting, remove it as soon as it starts to ripen. This usally happens when there is too much rain (water), but some tomato types just tend to split more so than others.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.29 Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 21 (0.011s) Memory: 0.7369 MB (Peak: 0.7925 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-10-27 09:09:40 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS