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Old 06-26-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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I went out and checked my puny tomato plants this evening. One tiny green tomato, LOL!!! We waited too long to set them out this year, so I am NOT going to be having a bumper crop!!!
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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I've been really lucky with tomatoes. Last year, I had two cherry plants and could not keep up with fruit so I ended up giving the neighbors most of them. This year, I planted 3 - a Roma, a cherry, and what was labelled as a grape was really one of those huge beefsteak tomatoes! My experience is that all of the plants will bear one fruit right away and ripen, then there's a lull period where all of the flowers come in. Now they are all in fruit, thriving and ripening on the vine. The cherries are extraordinarily sweet. They get a ton of hot afternoon sun but I do keep them watered every other day. I am prepared to harvest a bumper crop and prepare my own tomato sauce to freeze. My herbs (Greek oregano and Spicy Basil) would go well with this homemade stuff!

My bell and banana peppers on the other hand are not doing too well. Whatever is eating those leaves (which are invisible to me) make affect how big the fruit would be! :-(
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Ani, you may still have your tomato sandwiches before I do - we'll see.

Bibit, ever since I've known you, you've been the Tomato Queen.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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Chess, you said, "You got me worried, so I looked it up & some places say not enough heat, some say too much heat, sun, water,..." I found he same info when I looked on line. I don't know what's accurate. I think I will call the NC State Ext. - good idea.
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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I wouldn't worry. If they put out all of those baby tomatoes at the same time, the plant is putting energy into growing each tomato. They will ripen in time.
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