I decided to increase my garden this year, so I started another about
200 yards from the first, virtually the same type soil, but full sun
and better drainage.
In my old garden I set out 8 tomato plants, they now have small
tomatoes and are about waist high (30"). In the new garden I set out
7 different varieties of Heirloom tomatoes, and one variety of Hybrid
In the new garden, which I set out 2 weeks after the old garden, the
plants are from 12 to 18" tall, some with stalks almost as large as
yourthumb, and blooming, but they are just not growing upwards. I
fertilized and composted the rows, about a week ago I put 1/2 tsp of
10-20-10 fertilizer, still they are bushing out not up.I also have a
row of Bell peppers and they are doing virtually the same thing.
Any suggestions on what is missing in the soil. Oh!, there is a total
of 68 plants, all doing about the same.
Woops, one more important thing. I treated the new garden with
Treflan preeminence 2 weeks before setting out the plants. I only did
about 1/2 the recommended application rate.
Thanks for you time-SodB