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

Posted by djkj CA (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 22:08

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

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

Dave


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

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.


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

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


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