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Offline MacReady

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My only tomatoe plant, it seems pretty big
« on: September 20, 2011, 10:51:14 AM »
I originally didn't plant any tomatoes.  A neighborhood kid was nice enough to point out this deficiency and planted a single scraggly plant in my raised bed, well after most others had been planted. 

 This is it now, its huge!  When it first took off, I staked it up in three places.  Its continued to thrive and is now pushing over the wire around the bed and projecting a couple of feet out into the yard.  Its absolutely loaded with green tomatoes.  I had a problem with blossom end rot but have since fertilized and hopefully fixed the problem.  You can see tomatoes in the fore and background, its all on the same plant.

 

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Re: My only tomatoe plant, it seems pretty big
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 03:51:50 PM »
Looks good.  My tomatoe plants are huge this year, but I'm not getting many fruits from them.  A gardening mentor told me I was fertilizing them too much.  I was watering them with Miracle-Gro every 10 days, and he told me to stop using it.  Better luck next year, I guess.

I've only got 5 plants but one of them has topped an 8' stake and another is nearly the size of my lilac bushes!

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Re: My only tomatoe plant, it seems pretty big
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 08:53:08 PM »
wow, thats great...yeah we finally got red tomatoes this year, after trying for 4 years...rains too much here in Seattle...so you need a full day of sun and our backyard only gets 5-6...but I put them against the house...and bam...6-7' tall plants...yours must have been tall..you do need to prune them back so they focus the energy on ripening...