Beautiful but bland tomatoes
Hi! I'm in the Los Angeles area and my tomatoes have been ripening for the last few weeks. They are gorgeous. But, they taste so bad. They are bland and mealy. (Cherokee Purples and German Johnsons) The plants grow in my 5x8 garden, straight into my backyard soil, with granular fertilizer and a little compost when I planted.
My guess is that I've been watering way too much. Since planting in early April I've been watering 2x/week VERY deeply. Since tasting my tomatoes I cut back on my watering. In fact, I haven't watered in almost two weeks (and they don't show any signs of needing water!).
Will the flavor of the tomatoes ever improve, or will they all be watery and bland? This is my third year growing tomatoes. The first two years my tomatoes tasted great.