TZ -OH6 wrote:I too am surprised that some of you have never experienced it. I thought it was pretty standard with tomatoes. Maybe some of the common hybrids are cleaner than others ...
I have a mix of both Heirloom
tomatoes in my garden; probably about 5 times more Heirlooms
I don't know why, but I don't see that effect from the tomatoes at all... no green hands, no green clothes, no black/green "smut" on me. I don't go crazy "fondling"
the plants, but I am maintaining them in some form or fashion, daily.
That's why I was curious to get an idea of others' fertilizing practices.
I've read (somewhere in the past) that tomato plants will "weep" excess nitrogen when they are fertilized "heavily". Maybe that's not the answer, I don't know.