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Old 07-31-2018, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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Since I moved from AZ to SE TX in mid June - no planting garden for me this year. I did bring a planter with herbs that I was growing and the are doing fine. I love me some tomatoes from gardener that parks under the underpass near Walmart on Saturdays - a nearby town is having a Farmer's Market and Trade Days on 8/4 - hope I can find great goodies there - veggie wise anyway.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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My one large heirloom tomato plant is very slow to set fruit and to ripen...I don't expect tomatoes until Sept., as I was late planting. So it might be a late variety you have...

Good to spray for fungus, I'd guess that's the black...have you had lots of rain this summer?
Or has it been very hot? That could be why no fruit is setting...

Have you fertilized your tomatoes? I bought Miracle Gro for vegetables...think they also make some just for tomatoes, as all vegetable requirements are not the same. Some plants are heavy feeders...

Plenty of sun, watch for bugs and caterpillars, spray for fungus, buy disease resistant plants if you can...
my readings said tomatoes need calcium which is not in all vegetable fertilizers so look for one with calcium and no chlorine (learned that from Nomad). I had good luck last year with an organic fertilizer that did have calcium.

Others will chime in, who know more than I....

Love the cherry tomatoes, fun to pick them.
Hi there greatblueheron!
I did fertilize them once. I also add lots of egg shells to the soil before I plant them and add crushed egg shells all around the plants to keep slugs off of them. We did have lots of rain so far this summer and it has not been very hot either in Wisconsin. Grrrrrr
Hopefully, I will have better luck next year.

I do have zucchini and cucumbers coming out of my ying yang though. LOLOLOLOL
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