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Old 06-19-2013, 08:23 AM
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Question Tomatoes, what could be wrong?

I have a beefsteak tomato plant in a big bucket that has three tomatoes on it. They are coming along just fine but there seems to be no other blooms sprouting on the plant?

The ones that are there appear to be dying or falling off. The plant shows no signs of over or under watering that I can tell.

is three tomatoes all its gonna put off? that cant be normal. They are growing in regular top soil and havent been fertilized though.


On the other hand, my jalapeno pepper plant is doing GREAT!
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:31 AM
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:37 AM
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Thats what Rich tried to say. He said tomatoes are funny. You will get a few right off the bat, then nothing and then have so many you have to try and give them away.

Ive never grew tomatoes before.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:38 AM
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Thats what Rich tried to say. He said tomatoes are funny. You will get a few right off the bat, then nothing and then have so many you have to try and give them away.

Ive never grew tomatoes before.
I had one one year that only put off two tomatoes. I watered and fertilized it and nothing. Not sure what was up with it but it sucked.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:41 AM
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I had one one year that only put off two tomatoes. I watered and fertilized it and nothing. Not sure what was up with it but it sucked.
Mom says it wasnt planted on the right day Oh well, hopefully the three that are there will be good. I guess I should have got a couple plants. I just thought one would put off all the tomatoes I would use.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:46 AM
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Mom says it wasnt planted on the right day Oh well, hopefully the three that are there will be good. I guess I should have got a couple plants. I just thought one would put off all the tomatoes I would use.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:56 AM
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I've got 10 tomato plants with green tomatoes all over them. The problem is the weeds in my garden are now almost knee high and are choking out my other veggies. I'll still get a few veggies, but this year with all the rain has made weed control impossible. Now that I know how big of an issue it is I have a better game plan for next year.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:13 AM
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Check for horn worms.
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Also make sure it is getting 6hrs+ of sun a day.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:48 AM
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I will have to look up horn worms and see what to look for but sunlight is not a problem!
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:00 AM
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Ryan trim all the lower branches off so the energy goes into making tomatoes instead of leaves and more branches. Fertilize it also.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:13 AM
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Fertilize it also.
Miracle Grow ok?
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:31 AM
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Miracle Grow ok?
Yep hit it good with it. It should kick into gear and produce more for you.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:02 PM
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Miracle grow works great i used it on mine. They are 7' tall and loaded.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:20 PM
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I used the miracle grow bag of soil, and it seems to have worked very well with mine. I planted them 2 weeks ago and they were only 6" tall. Now they are over 2' tall.
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