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#907717 - 03/05/17 06:58 AM Always looking for
Terpland Offline

Registered: 06/30/04
Posts: 215
Loc: Maryland
looking for advice on tomato plants. Last year I had plenty tomatoes on my plants the tomatoes got about the size of a golf ball and that was it very strange.

Couple of questions:
How do you fertilize tomato plants?
Do you wrap cooper around the plans?
Any other information I would enjoy

#907720 - 03/05/17 07:37 AM Re: Always looking for [Re: Terpland]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4700
Loc: harvard, il.
Do you recall the variety of tomato? Was it a cherry tomato(grin).
Golf ball size big boy variety is not a good thing.

Do you rotate planting locations in your garden?

Weather conditions? Tomatoes like warm sunny location.
Last year I planted a tom plant under a semi-sunny area under an oak tree.
That plant produced less than 1/2 the amount and size as the other 4.

I apply wife's critters manure/urine soaked hay/etc. (1 year compost) each summer.
Till it in ~ 6" deep, and do nothing but water thereafter.

Get a soil test.

Thanks to all US military veterans.

#907769 - 03/05/17 03:15 PM Re: Always looking for [Re: notnew2diy]
Terpland Offline

Registered: 06/30/04
Posts: 215
Loc: Maryland
I plant beef steak tomatoes, they were in a new area. Guess if just happened.


#908495 - 03/11/17 08:50 AM Re: Always looking for [Re: Terpland]
pennypicher Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 2846
Loc: New England
Years ago I did the big boys and didn't have good luck. So the past few I went with about a golf ball size tomatoes. Easy to grow and get plenty. I usually plant in the same area but my problem is I water too often they drink up and explode. I would get the name tag but we just got another dose of snow and its covered. I save the rotten ones in a area. When they sprout I get new seedlings for the year.


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