Return to the Texas Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Too small tomatoes

Posted by ybinds none (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 7, 13 at 12:08

I have too many tomatoes on almost 8 plants and none of them are any closer to big in size. All are pretty tiny and with the temperatures dropping, should I go ahead pull the trees out or should I wait for few more days and try my luck to get atleast few batch of big tomatoes (if they ever turn big). This is my first year of growing tomatoes. I had good yield of okra and cucumbers (melon variety, they are also green, waiting for them to turn yellow as well). Any suggestions please. Any idea if they would grow into bigger size. My tomato plants are semi determinate and I have almost 8 of this variety plants. I live in san antonio, tx. I was happy to see so many on the tree, but none of them are growing into bigger size. Please advice.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Too small tomatoes

Once the temps start dropping below 50, your chances of getting ripe tomatoes drop dramatically. You can leave them in the ground as long as the weater allows, but be sure to cover them if it drops below 40. If temps are projected to be under 32, your best bet is to harvest them with as much of the vine still attached as possible, and place them in a sunny window to ripen. They will only turn red if there is already a slight blush of color. If they are all completely green still, just make pickled green tomato relish or fried green tomatoes. Next season, try pinching out the suckers on your plant once it gets over 2 feet tall. This will allow the plant to put its energy into fruit production instead of foliage.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Texas Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here