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Heavy Rain/Tomato Cracking/Remove?

Posted by Stellabee none (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 12, 12 at 8:50

Good Morning, Everyone,

We just had about three very rainy days. I went outside this morning and noticed that many of the quarter (or a bit larger) size green tomatoes have horribly cracked through the bottom. Should I remove them, so that the plant can concentrate on recreating healthy tomatoes or just leave them to ripen? They are awfully green, small, and already quite damaged...

Thanks & Please Advise if you...:-)


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RE: Heavy Rain/Tomato Cracking/Remove?

It's your choice. Many will heal/scar over weather permitting, some won't. So it is up to you which you remove and which you don't.

You don't include your zone or location so we can't really advise on specifics.


RE: Heavy Rain/Tomato Cracking/Remove?

Hi Dave,

Thank you for the quick response, and I'm going to do just that. I'll wait and see if they start to heal and only cut the ones that don't seem to be recovering properly.

Oh, and didn't realize I didn't type in my area (Decatur, GA)...oops.

RE: Heavy Rain/Tomato Cracking/Remove?

Stellabee, there's also a Decatur IL. And one in AL. And TX. MI, IN, NE.... 8-)

RE: Heavy Rain/Tomato Cracking/Remove?

If you add your zone and/or specific location to the Zone bar provided with posts it then becomes permanent for all your posts and no need to type it in each time.

It really is vital info. They need to remove the "(optional)" element from it because it isn't...optional.


RE: Heavy Rain/Tomato Cracking/Remove?

Hey Guys, thanks. I will click around and see if I can make my area permanent for posts. It is annoying to have to type it in each time.

By the way, Dave, the tomatoes have already started to heal and it's only been about 24 hours-amazing. Thanks for the good advice.

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