This spring I built a raised bed garden - 8'X8'X16". I filled it with 1 cu. yd of compost, 1 cu yd. of a loam/compost mix and enough sandy loam to fill it and mixed them very well. In it I planted 18 Brandywine seedlings that I grew from seed. I put them into the bed approx. 12 June and mulched them. Earlier I had planted 6 hills of potatoes along 1 side of the bed. it is now 16 August. I have tomato plants that are over 4' tall, lush, healthy plants with lots of blossoms and exactly 3 tomatoes!
I have pulled the potato plants and we are in the process of eating that crop. I have tried to remove the lower branches of the tomato plants and yesterday topped most of the plants in order to convince them to set some fruit although we are probably 6 weeks from our first frost. I have not given them any fertilizer because of the compost. I considered that they were too close together but because of the size of the plants don't think that this is part of the problem. The weather in this part of Ontario has been wet and relatively cool this summer.
This year is going to be a write-off but I need to know what I have done wrong. Any and all suggestions gratefully accepted.