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JC's Garden
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Location: Moultrie, GA Planting Zone 8, Sunset Zone 31

Too Many Tomatoes

San Marzano's that is. I've been trying to keep up with the BER on the early fruit but they have been putting on so many new tomatoes, there is no way the plants can transport enough calcium to support them all. I'm picking BER ones every day and trying to keep the calcium going to the good ones, which I still have a lot of. Just knocked several dozen off. :roll:
Oh yeah, I put down plenty of lime and organic stuff in the beginning but I have TOO MANY TOMATOES!!!!! :?
Just venting cause of the extra work involved.
It'll all work out. :)

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Re: Too Many Tomatoes

Try yo keep the watering even. More mulch may help.
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JC's Garden
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Location: Moultrie, GA Planting Zone 8, Sunset Zone 31

Re: Too Many Tomatoes

Watering every 1 1/2 to 2 days and watering deep, as needed. I scratch and check. It's dry here.
I use half done compost for mulch, they have it. Ph is 7.
In soil, in container, doesn't matter. I think it's just a San Marzano thing.
But I could be wrong. :roll:

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Re: Too Many Tomatoes

It doesn't matter what I do, San Marzano ALWAYS get BER. Every other plant in my garden will be fine, except for San Marzano..

2 years ago I grew Federle (same shape but larger) right next to SM along with 32 other varieties. No one got BER but SM.
Lindsay
Upstate, SC
USDA Zone 7b/ Sunset Zone 31

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