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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:44 pm 
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I have nice healthy tomato plants in my containers on my deck, and they get blossoms on them, but the blossoms fall right off, and I have had very few tomatoes.
I pruned the plants down and fed them with some more lava sand and alfalfa meal. They look healthy, and they are growing well, but still not producing tomatoes.
can anyone suggest a way to make them produce more fruits?


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It's too hot right now for tomatoes. When it cools down, they should produce.

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Well, I figured it was way to hot for them, it is way to hot for anything or anybody. LOL
My dogs go out the doggy door just long enough to take care of business.
But they did the same thing when it was cooler.
Last year we got a bumper crop and this year, we have had only a few off each vine.
Last year, one of the plants still had a couple of little tomatoes on it when they others were ead and one, so I brought it inside, and it was in late Novenmber. That plant just kept producing tomatoes, and in mid-December, I thought surely it was finished. It was all grey and had a couple of pitiful looking little shriveled little leaves on it that were pretty much w.thered`m and the stalks were porous and woody and dry looking, so I figured it was time to jerk it ip, but it has several blooms on it, so I left it, out of curiosity. It was a Beef Steak tomato, and it produced 2 tomatoes, about 2 inches in dia.
I chopped it of them, I needed the space where it was for Christmas decorations.
Don't know how long that desparate little thing would have kept going.LOL


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There seems to have been a lot of tomato problems this year. The most successful producers this year seem to be the smaller cherry tomatoes. It is best to plant at least three different kinds. Plant them near roses. They are in the same family. Roses make great companion plants!

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