After another tomato disaster season, I'm looking for advice. I considered posting under the thread 'Let's talk tomatoes', but that seemed to be more about tomato successes than failures.
I don't know where I'm going wrong, but I managed to grow the worst tomatoes this year ever.
Firstly, one variety that was supposed to be Tumbler ended up being some kind of large yellow tomato. I could have accepted that as just being some kind of label error, but these tomatoes were tasteless.
Then, the other type I grew has very tough large cores. I could have forgiven that feature if it tasted good, but no, it's equally blah as the other one.
My question is, what could cause home grown tomatoes to have no flavour. Is it the soil? Something lacking or what. I fertilized with some kind of 'green' 6-6-8 fertilizer. I put compost and manure in the planting hole. I mulched them with dried leaves. The growing conditions were quite good..lots of heat and sun.
The only major negative about the growing area is that there is a very large birch tree very near that causes watering issues. However, even the tomatoes I grew in containers had no flavour, and they would have had different soil conditions.
So now I'm thinking of just giving up. It's not worth the bother if I can buy better tasting tomatoes in the store.
I welcome any suggestions you can give me.