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First fruits in - they are all watery

Posted by serge94501 Sunset 17 Alameda, (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 22, 13 at 13:02

Early Girl, Brandywine, fake Tie Die...all watery with only a hint of flavor.

Is it as simple as too much water? Anything to do other than stop watering?

During the year if I saw the plants wilting I gave them water. I need to cut back next year of course but how much?


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RE: First fruits in - they are all watery

  • Posted by digdirt 6b-7a North AR (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 22, 13 at 13:26

Not quite as simple as too much water. That is the primary cause but not only factor. Available nutrients is another. No way to know if you are over-watering or not with details on what your watering regimen is.

General guidelines are 1-2 inches of water per week, deep watering less frequently rather than frequent shallow watering, and most important keeping consistent soil moisture levels.

You can pick at color break and finish ripening indoors to eliminate last minute water overloads in the fruit.


RE: First fruits in - they are all watery

  • Posted by qaguy Sunset 21/LosAngeles (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 23, 13 at 15:17

I've always had watery/bland tomatoes as the first ones
every year. They'll get better.

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