Lost a tomato

rlkennerly(8)April 24, 2009

I went out to check my garden this afternoon, and I noticed that one of my little teeny weeny baby tomatoes appeared to have just split open. :( What would cause it to do this?

Rachel

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gumby_ct(CT it says Z5)

You talking about the fruit or the stem of the plant?

If the fruit, did it rain recently? A sudden growth spurt following a rain storm or heavy watering after a dry spell will cause the fruit to split. Even and deep watering will help reduce that. Mulch around the plant too. Water an area 2-4ft away from the stem, if the plant is mature.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 11:11PM
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homertherat

Too much water + heat = splittage of the tomaters.

I get that on a few tomatoes every year because it gets so hot during the day. You can't save em all! (Unless there's some trick that I am unaware of...)

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 2:21AM
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rlkennerly(8)

It's the fruit, and it sounds like we had the perfect combination of the conditions described. We had a ton of rain last weekend - two solid days of ark-like flooding. And this week it started getting into the 80's during the day. Thanks for the info.

Rachel

Here is a link that might be useful: LookMaNoWeeds

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 9:07AM
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