Post by clockworkpeacock on Aug 19, 2015 3:37:33 GMT -5
My tomatoes did eventually ripen but then I gave them to my mother and she tasted one and they tasted like green strawberries. The plant was from grandma who grew several tomatoes together and they were all different so I assume it was some weird hybrid the bees made. Next year I am getting a good tomato from a greenhouse
Post by amanitovirosa on Aug 19, 2015 22:20:31 GMT -5
...hal, I really don't know, I've never had that problem and none of my tomato books make mention of it. I can't think what may be the cause??? My CP sense tells me poor air circulation but I'm assuming your friend is growing outdoors so that wouldn't be the cause. No idea, maybe just bad seeds or seedlings. So sad.
Post by amanitovirosa on Aug 19, 2015 22:35:48 GMT -5
...ok, so I was finally able to get some pics up onto flickr, it took all night last night, I went to bed. I have little stone pathways in my garden so this year I decided to plant my tomatoes on both sides of each path and create a 'tomato road', or maze, whatever.
...these were taken probably about a week ago. I have been having difficulties posting pics, I think today I just got lucky with flickr. It's much more colourful along the tomato road now and I'm harvesting bombs probably close to a kilo! I was waiting all winter for this. Happy growing and thanks for looking.
Post by amanitovirosa on Aug 20, 2015 16:45:21 GMT -5
...no, I don't do anything to them at all, other than prune and tie them to the supports, which by the way, get outgrown every year and inevitably, at some point, I completely lose control of my garden.
I'm getting lots of tasty, red ripe tomatoes, finally. The effort has been worthwhile and we've been eating lots of them in the last month or more. However I had a really bad case of blossom end rot for the first batch which was really disappointing. I'm growing in two earthboxes mainly plus two big pots. Also my tomatoes always grow out of control and the fruit hangs crazily higher than I can reach. Anybody got any ideas on how to prevent blossom end rot and how to avoid the "Jack in the Beanstock" look?
Also the store bought tomatoes this year were either bad or lackluster except for 1 batch of field cherry tomatoes from a farmers' market which were really good.
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