tomato or no tomato

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tomato or no tomato

Postby Alain B » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:27 pm

Hi every one,
I am new to this forum but I am also a new gardener.
I have planted some tomato plants in a row (North South). The first 3 tomato plants, the ones which are exposed to the midday sun and at the end of the row, are producing flowers and hopefully some tomatoes. The others look stronger, healthier, twice as tall but without any flowers.
I am watering and fertilising them exactly in the same manner as they are close to each other.
My questions are:
What makes a plant produce flowers and others not?
What am I doing wrong?
Thank you
Alain B

Postby Kerrie » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:40 pm

I think you've pretty much answered your own question - the plants receiving more sun are producing flowers. Tomatoes don't thrive in shade, if your plants are receiving some sun then they may well produce flowers later in the season, it depends if they receive enough or not.
The reason the plants with more sun are shorter is because they stopped putting energy into shoot and leaf growth and started directing energy towards growing flowers and fruit.

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