Do you get a lot of greens (instead of tomatoes)?

djkj(9b)July 6, 2013

A lot of my friends who grow tomatoes only to get lush green growth. I think its due to using an all purpose plant food (which has more nitrogen). Do you think there are other reasons?

This is a nice video with some tips to grow nice maters:

Here is a link that might be useful: Grow Tomatoes Not Greens

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Usually a sure sign of excess nitrogen fertilization - big lush plants with few fruits.


    Bookmark   July 6, 2013 at 10:10PM
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Excess fertilize causes good plant growth but no tomatoes.

Use about 5 oz of some triple fertilizer and 1/2 bag of Humus & Manure Compost from Wal Mart. I mix this in the soil about 12 inches with a pick and also garden tiller. This year were the plant goes I used a post hole digger to get the 12 inches of depth I wanted. My vines are now loaded with tomatoes. One table spoon of Epson Salt and Lime.
Plants raised from seed and grow lights. I'm not very good with grow lights.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 10:42AM
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Yes thats what the video mentions too. You need to start with a high Nitrogen fert and then move on to a low Nitrogen fert once the plant starts flowering

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 7:58PM
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