TOMATOES - Knowledgebase Question

PORT RICHEY, Fl
Question by LMRACER
July 14, 2009
MY TOMATOE PLANTS GREW LAST YEAR TO 5 FT. PLUS BUT VERY LITTLE FRUIT OR NONE I REDID THE SOIL WITH COMPOSE AND MANURE THIS TEAR (RAISED GERDEN 10X4) AND THIS YEAR THE PLANTS SET FRUIT EARLY (VERT RAINY) ONLY GOT A FEW TOMATOES AND ARE DYING AT LOW HEIGHT 2-3 FT. TOO MUCH WATER ???? THANKS


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Answer from NGA
July 14, 2009

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By amending the soil you've made a nice place for your tomato plants to grow. Too bad we can't control the weather! I suspect that too much water is the reason your plants are failing to thrive. Excessive water can suffocate plant roots and it can also invite disease problems. I'd pull up the plants and wait until August, then set out new transplants. Tomatoes should grow nicely for you from August through November or December. Good luck with your garden!

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