<<<<<My tomato plant is just ridiculous, over 5' tall and although staked,
over the side of a raised bed. It's not producing many tomatoes, and those
small. It's an Early Girl, I think. Can it be pruned back so the foliage
isn't sucking up all the energy? My first year trying to grow anything,
but I admit I'm not tomato literate. : )
My Early Girl's went nuts this year too. Easily 4 feet wide and 5 feet
tall, but the best part is that the yield has been great too! The foliage
hasn't seemed to hinder the fruiting at all.
On 30 Aug 2003 05:34:30 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Nanceemo) wrote:
Give it time. Most tomato plants look like something between a bush
and a vine, depending on staking, suckering, water, variety, etc. It
needs foliage to make food for the plant, and it needs plenty of
sunshine to produce fruit. Give it a light feeding of fertilizer
every 3 weeks.
expense of fruit-avoid addinmg any nitrogen fertilizer---exces heat over 90
degrees can can affect fruit set adversly--a combination of both these
aahhhh ... I have only used Osmocote and that only twice. I thought the time
release thing would take care of frequent fertilizing and probably more
intelligently than I would. But it's been 90 - 100+ all summer, so I guess
it's just the wrong combination, huh? At least, the tomatoes I am getting are
delicious. : )
Depending on where you live, this was not a great year for
tomatoes. At this point, unless you live in the deep south,
pruning back isn't going to be very productive; the plant will
die with the first frost.
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