Asked on May 10, 2017

What can I do to make my tomatoes more plentiful?

JettBecky SmithCheryl Davis


7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 10, 2017

    Snip off any flowers that are to close together and tomatoes are heavy feeders so apply a fertilizer with less nitrogen but more phosphorus.
  • Lori Coleman
    on May 11, 2017

    They like epsom salt provides magnesium!!
  • Ginger the farm gal
    on May 12, 2017

    Pull the suckers off and start a new plant with them.
  • Just peachy
    on May 12, 2017

    plant them with egg shells
  • Cheryl Davis
    on May 13, 2017

    Pull off or cut the suckers that grow in between the main stem until about 3/4ths up the plant. (Leave all leaves on at the top to protect from hot sun. ) Use 5-10-10 fertilizer (the first number is N - nitrogen - you don't want lots of leaves; you want tomatoes). The next two numbers on the bag are P - phosphorous to promote root growth and the 3rd number is K - potassium, to encourage flowering, which when pollinated makes tomatoes. Just spread a little fertilizer under each plant and water in well - about 4 weeks later add a little more. (Just like feeding our children, you don't give them "gobs" of food all at once). When the plants are small, you will need to cover the soil under them with mulch, such as grass clippings and/or leaves, to keep the soil moist.
  • Becky Smith
    on May 13, 2017

    thank you I will try that
  • Jett
    on Jun 1, 2017

    My husband likes to plant one tomato plant just for him every year. The first year he did, he watered it with diluted fish emulsion. It grew out of the cage, down the side and out another few feet, but no tomatoes. After some research, I began spraying the leaves with diluted liquid kelp. It started producing tomatoes that were about the size of a dinner plate. It produced a lot of tomatoes the rest of that summer and I still filled 2 Walmart sacks with green tomatoes just before the first hard freeze.
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