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 Do tomatoes require special fertilizers?
Avoid high nitrogen fertilizer as they encourage leafy growth rather than fruit production. Entered by gwTamara
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 How do I start tomatoes from seed?
Image by: PCG #1 Get Fresh Seeds For the best chances of success, acquire your seeds from reputable commercial sources. As tomato seeds age, their germination rate decreases. It is best to use seed that is less than 4 years old; however, seed th
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 How Do I Prevent Tomatoes from Cross-pollinating?
If tomato varieties are planted in close proximity, pollen from one variety can land on the female part of a blossom, the stigma, of a different variety and lead to some or all hybrid seeds being formed in that fruit. This is commonly referred to
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 Why are the blooms on my tomato plant dying and falling off?
What is going wrong? 'Blossom-Drop' is a condition suffered by tomatoes, peppers, snap beans, and some other fruiting vegetables where the plant blooms but fails to set fruit, the blooms die and fall off. It may be caused by the use of exces
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 What is blossom-end rot?
Blossom-end rot occurs on tomatoes, peppers, squash, and watermelons from a lack of calcium in the developing fruit. A round, sunken, water-soaked spot develops on the bottom of the fruit. The spot enlarges, turns brown to black, and feels leathery
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 What is blossom-end rot? How can I prevent it?
Image by: dthrooop Blossom-end rot is a disorder of tomato, squash, pepper, and all other fruiting vegetables. You notice that a dry sunken decay has developed on the blossom end (opposite the stem) of many fruit, especially the fi
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 Are there different types of tomato leaves?
There are two BASIC leaf types, Regular & Potato Leaf; there are also variations of both, such as Rugose--an often darker green puckered surfaced leaf, or Angora--a hairy (pubescent) type regular leaf, not to mention here some variations of the
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 How Do You Start Tomatoes from Seed?
Using a sterile, well moistened seed starting mix, start tomato seeds indoors, 8 - 10 weeks before the last frost date. Sow seeds a quarter inch deep, and cover with plastic to maintain moisture. Seeds will germinate in 10 - 14 days. As soon a
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 Fertilizers/Coffee Grounds/Egg Shells/Banana Peels
       • Posted by: gardenmommy_2010 8A CA on Wed, Apr 13, 11 at 3:49
              • 27 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Jan 4, 14 at 3:20
In my quest to find inexpensive fertilizers for my tomato plants (and garden in general) I've heard some odds & ends that people do that sound strange - but are free everyday items. Is there anything to them? When I go to plant my tomato plants wi
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 Do you fertilize? How and how often?
The FAQ page wasn't very informative:
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 Dog ate Tomato-Tone Fertilizer
       • Posted by: peacekitty 5b/6a Kent Ohio on Thu, Jul 15, 10 at 13:09
              • 22 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Jul 20, 13 at 23:10
Hello all- This morning I fertilized my tomatoes in containers, put a few spoonfuls of Tomato-Tone on each plant, and went back for the hose to water them. By the time I got back (mind you this was about a minute or two), my beagle was eatin
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 Water solubile fertilizer
       • Posted by: esteban_2009 6 on Thu, Aug 21, 14 at 0:31
              • 20 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Aug 25, 14 at 9:23
Hi folks, I read about water soluble fertilizer on this site this afternoon and can't find it when I need it.! I have been using Miracle-Grow and it is becoming very expensive for me to fertilize 20 tomato plants. Dave (digdirt, a fellow Ark
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 Is Burnt Charcoal Ash decent fertilizer?
       • Posted by: easttexgardenman 9 on Fri, Jun 8, 07 at 16:41
              • 25 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Jan 19, 14 at 8:53
Wanted to see if anyone has tried or knew if burnt charcoal ash is a good fertilizer. I was considering putting it around the root base of my toms and then watering it in but I wanted to ask on here from you experts out there before I did anything
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 Over-fertilized?
       • Posted by: Just1tomatoplantplz none on Fri, Aug 1, 14 at 20:21
              • 20 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 16:26
Hello all! Back again with new tomato plant questions, with pics. :) Would appreciate any help/ideas! New to gardening this summer, and have had my fair share of ups and downs with all of my plants...vegetables and flowers alike...but
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 Watering, fertilizing and roots
       • Posted by: lubadub 5B PA on Fri, Oct 10, 14 at 11:37
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Oct 14, 14 at 4:38
I noticed this year that most of my plants had only fibrous roots. There were very few actual feeder roots. I think I may have watered them a bit more than they needed and probably gave them extra fertilizer as well. I always water at the base of
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 Should I be adding fertilizer?
       • Posted by: dominickg23 none on Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 23:08
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Jul 29, 14 at 21:55
I have been growing my tomatoes in the Miracle Gro Potting Mix which claims that it contains enough food for 6 months, but I was told by my neighbor that I should be using a liquid fertilizer as well. Is he right? I don't want to over fertilize.
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 Best Fertilizer for Containers?
       • Posted by: yumtomatoes 10b/FLA on Sun, Feb 20, 11 at 20:52
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Apr 13, 14 at 1:49
This year, I germinated my seeds in Miracle Gro Moisture Control soil which has some (relatively) high in nitrogen slow release fertilizer in it. I am growing in containers so I am sure the fertilizer gets washed out before the 6 months they say
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 Osmocote fertilizer. When and how much?
       • Posted by: octogenarian z5 Lake Erie on Sat, Mar 21, 09 at 15:00
              • 11 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 6:31
At what stage of growth should Osmocote 14-14-14 be applied to my tomato plants? I use Miracle Grow at planting time and two weeks later to supply available nutrients to the soil What is the rate of application per plant and where to apply it?
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 Wrong Time,Type or Fertilizing?
       • Posted by: IsleWalker CA-zone 11a? on Tue, Jul 17, 12 at 21:39
              • 11 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Dec 9, 13 at 20:25
Hi All-- I hope you can help me solve the mystery of my first tomatoes. I'm not sure what I have done wrong but I thought they were indeterminates and they are all withering away in mid July. To begin with, I seeded these from grocery stor
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 Fertilizing Tomatoes
       • Posted by: bekellog Missouri on Wed, Aug 28, 13 at 11:44
              • 6 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Aug 30, 13 at 13:00
Hello I have a quick ??? about fertilizer. Im sorry if I sound ignorant, I am from north central Missouri and am growing celebrity tomatoes and I am wondering if I can still fertilize my plants, even though they have tomatoes on and the temps are
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