aggh tomatoes

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Rouen, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Rouen

    Rouen Well-Known Member

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    I have 11 tomato plants growing out in the garden, all but 2 were fertilized with duck bedding, the ones that weren't are about a foot shorter than the ones that were, but thats not the problem.. for the past month and a half they've been flowering, great right.. still no fruit, and the flower buds just shrivle up and drop off :grump: the tallest plants out there have to be about 3 feet tall, it's not that they aren't happy any ideas as to whats going wrong??

    my aunt has tomatoes down on the other end of the 1 acre property that were store bought and they are all fruiting and flowering and have been since late June.
    I gave her some of my seeds back in april and she hasn't had any luck with them even flowering... :grump: :help:
     
  2. turtlehead

    turtlehead Well-Known Member

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    If it's too hot, tomatoes won't set fruit. I think day temps over 90 and night temps over 76 but I could be wrong on that. Keep taking care of your tomatoes and wait for a break in the weather.
     

  3. mary,tx

    mary,tx Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My mother one time (only one time) fertilized her tomatoes with chicken manure. She had big, gorgeous plants that produced little or no fruit. imo, the fertilizer is just too hot/rich.
    mary
     
  4. Rouen

    Rouen Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the input, seems our heat spell has broke now we're getting fall type weather.. and I have one green tip of thumb sized tomato :baby04: I hadn't noticed it yesterday, if the heat goes back up will watering daily or 2-3 times a week help?