Mary Ann Boone
Mary Ann Boone
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Asked on Jul 9, 2013

I previously asked a question about some tomato plants given to me.

Mary Ann BooneDouglas HuntSarah Gillman
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Was given some tomato plants over 3 weeks ago. There are many green tomatoes on them about the size of a marble. They have not gotten any bigger in 3 weeks or longer. Does anyone know what the problem is or what they might be?? I have grown tomatoes before and this is the most unusual thing I have ever seen!!!
11 answers
  • Maryanne
    on Jul 9, 2013

    have u planted them or are they in a pot also what kind of tomatoes are they is it possible they are cherry tomatoes which would explain the size and amount. in any case u need to plant them in the ground in a area with alot of sun. i just planted mine a few weeks ago (actually i was late in planting this yr but as long as u keep them watered and adding nutirients helps) they will grow and ripen

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 9, 2013

    It does sound like you have some kind of cherry tomato. If they are SunGolds, you'll definitely be thanking whoever gave you those plants.

  • Mary Ann Boone
    on Jul 9, 2013

    Thanks!! Hope they are SunGolds!!!

  • Mary Ann Boone
    on Jul 9, 2013

    I have them planted in large buckets with draining holes in the bottom. They get a lot of sun, but not sure if they are getting enough. I don't have a lot of sun, so I try to move them around, so they get as much as possible. Thanks!!

  • Maryanne
    on Jul 10, 2013

    well sounds like u have a handle on it but try not to move them around to much pick a spot that gets the most sun and leave them there. I'm sure they will begin to ripen soon. Keeps us posted on their progress :)

  • Mary Ann Boone
    on Jul 10, 2013

    Thanks, Maryanne. I will try that!! I will keep you posted.

  • Mary Ann Boone
    on Jul 10, 2013

    Does anyone know how to dry Hydrangeas?

  • Erin G
    on Jul 11, 2013

    Are you sure it's a tomato & not a potato plant? Some look very similar, they're the same family -- EXCEPT that with potato plants the little "berries" are TOXIC. I'm an avid tomato grower, and that is the only explanation I can think of for tomatoes that aren't growing -- they should be growing like weeds! Other suggestions I can think of: are they getting an even steady watering? Tomato plants need at least 1-5 gallons each day. If the plant dries out between watering, it will stunt the growth of the tomatoes. As well, another issue might be that it's growing too much vine & doesn't have any energy left to grow the tomatoes -- try pinching out the little shoots off the stems for a while, that might help!

  • Sarah Gillman
    on Jul 11, 2013

    If they are regular tomatoes, you may want to try some fertilizer or Epsom salt. I used algae fertilizer, and that boosted a growth spurt.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 11, 2013

    Mary Ann, I suggest you post your hydrangea question as a new question using the red "post & ask" button at the top of the page. More folks will see it that way, rather than it getting lost in a tomato discussion.

  • Mary Ann Boone
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Thanks, Douglas! Great Idea! I should have known that!!!

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