What's a tomato supposed to look like?

marullo1947June 1, 2012

This is my first year gardening and I bought several big tomato plants. I notice there are these green round things developing on my plants. I keep picking them off but they keep coming back. I mean I have them in gallon pots filled with some dirt and I water them every 6 hours. I throw some Miracle Grow on them every morning too.

I thought tomatoes were red but I haven't seen a one. Gardening is hard. I don't think I'll try this again but

what is wrong with my plants?

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b_kct

Lol, cute

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 9:58PM
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robeb_gw

You're doing everything right.

Keep picking off those green things and you'll wake up one morning to big red juicy tomatoes all over the plants.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 10:00PM
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ejh805(8b)

:D aw, lookit! A baby troll lol

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 10:50PM
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slowpoke_gardener

While you are waiting on the red tomatoes to appear, slice some of those green things and fry them.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 11:12PM
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Djole(6)

OMG DONT LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE! How can't you figure?! They sold you broccoli!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 6:29AM
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2ajsmama

Sounds like brussel sprouts to me. It would really help if you posted pix.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 7:25AM
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Djole(6)

Broccoli or brussel sprouts, whatever did they sell you, if i were you i'd storm right back into the shop and demand a refund (make sure you remove all the damn green round things before you give them the plant back)!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 8:08AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Oh: Brussels sprouts! My favorite (among green veggies, anyway). Just send them all to me.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 10:58AM
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Djole(6)

But before you send them, remove all the green round things or someone might think you mistreated them.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 11:50AM
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mewhee

You can probably solve the pesky 'green thingies' problem by simply bringing in mini bouquets of lovely little yellow flowers as soon as they bloom.

Will and the Fur Crew

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 12:26PM
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aggiegrad(5)

murullo, everyone is teasing you. those little green things you are seeing on your tomato plants are tiny tomatoes. leave them alone & they will get bigger & red for you. the yellow blooms turn into tiny little green balls & then into big red tomatoes. don't take them off till they turn red, or you will never have good red tomatoes. nothing is wrong with your plants, you just need to be patient & let the plants do their job. o.k?

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 1:03AM
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Djole(6)

Bwahahahahaha :) What a troll, this aggiegrad... :)

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:53AM
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mandolls(4)

I am out of town for 4-5 days with a student watching my garden. When giving him the tour he pointed at the sugar pea vines and asked if they were tomatoes.

Its a good thing I am only gone for a short time, but I am nervous.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:58AM
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Deborah-SC(8a)

LOL mandolls!!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 8:29AM
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