Edible red fruit, cultivar of *Solanum lycopersicum*

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Getting tomatoes to grow

I am new to growing tomatoes. I have a plant outside that is about 3ft high but the tomatoes themselves aren't growing. Can someone give me some tips please? Please note I am the southern ...
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How do I eliminate tomato cracking?

Over the years of planting tomatoes I have had a problem with a lot of the fruit cracking. I need some advice as to how to eliminate that.
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Can I salvage an over-watered tomato plant?

I've never tried growing tomatoes before and I recently went out and bought a tomato plant for my balcony. I initially re-potted the plant in too small a planter, so I re-re-potted it a week later. ...
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Tomato plant flowering but falling before fruiting

Hi i have started a tomato plantation on my balcony and its flowering but the flowers are falling without fruiting, i am using cocopeat and natural fertilizer.
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Leaving tomato roots in the ground

Soon my tomato harvest is done and I wonder whether I can leave the roots in the ground for rotting or whether I should get them out. I heard that for some other annuals leaving the root in the ...
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How much time do tomatoes take to ripen?

I planted some tomato plants in August in pots with 70% soil and 30% organic vermicompost. Plants started to fruit from mid November, but even today those tomatoes are very small and green (and hard). ...
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Is a 25cm by 40cm nursery bag big enough for a tomato plant?

I planted a tomato plant in a nursery bag. The bag's dimensions are approximately 25cm diameter and 40cm height. Is this correct or not? My plants have started to give tomatoes (10 tomatoes per plant ...
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Why are my plants doing badly for the 2nd year in a row?

I live in Marin Co. California, where summers have been mostly hot and dry, winters mild with rain. All my plants are in pots, excepting the trees that were already here when we moved in 15 years ...
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Why are my tomato fruits developing black, mushy spots before they can ripen?

My tomato fruits are going bad before they have a chance to go from green to red. Can anything be done this year to the plants I have? I have same problem with every new fruit.
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Is green tissue in the center of cherry tomatoes related to 'Yellow Shoulder Disorder'?

I've read about the "Yellow shoulder disorder" in tomatoes, and I was wondering if I have something similar going on with my cherry tomatoes. Some of them do indeed seem a little less colourful on ...
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How to get more tomatoes in single tree?

I am from India. I have few tomato trees since two years. but I didn't get more tomatoes in that tree. actually I am getting maximum 8-10 tomatoes. I found some best tomato tree in website. it ...
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How should I prune my vine tomatoes?

I've been growing my tomatoes up a 6ft trellis of nylon netting for the last couple of years, with good results. But they tend to grow out of control, eventually toppling over the trellis and ...
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Which tomato variety is this?

I have made quite a comprehensive research about the topic but I still cannot determine the variety of the tomato that I grew and which is dead by now. But I have started a new one from its seeds so ...
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How can I prevent squirrels (or other small mammals) from eating my tomatoes?

Something has been eating my tomatoes just as they begin to ripen. Each day I've been finding one or more tomatoes half-eaten but still attached to the vine. On a couple of days I've also found bits ...
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Watering of tomato plants with plastic bottles

I'm having tomatoes in a little greenhouse. I water them by using plastic bottles where I cut of the bottom part, put them a few cm into the soil and fill them each two days entirely with water (+- 1 ...
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Tomato stems mysteriously cut above the fruit

I have good healthy plants with no signs of (obvious) trouble. Fruits are forming, but some fruits on some plants, and there quite a few of them, are mysteriously cut. I don't see similar damage ...
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Drip irrigation for farming tomatoes?

My uncle just starting farming tomatoes. For irrigation he used to mix chemicals in water and irrigate the farm for 1 to 2 hour's 2 times a day, but the results were not good. Most of the plants died ...
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Starting tomato from seed

We are wanting to grow tomato plants from seed this year. We've not done this before, so we have some questions. How big should the containers be that we start the seeds in? How long should they ...
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How much wilting can tomato plants handle

Tomato varieties that wilted in the Midwest, even badly, always came back when out of the sun. I am now in a much hotter, drier climate. Will I need to shade them if they go limp? Tomato's are grown ...
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Why my tomato plants grows so slowly?

I've started growing a tomato plant a month ago and it is still pretty small. Around 7 cm high. I grow it with a small fluorescent light ( T8 model ) in my basement. Why is it growing so slow? Is ...
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Small tomato plants have purplish stems

I have Parks Whopper Cr Improved Vf1f2nt Hybrid started from seed indoors. The plants have healthy leaves and seem to be growing well, but their stems are rather purple. Is this normal, or the ...
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Can I save frost damaged tomatoes?

We had an unusually late frost after we had already transplanted our tomato starts outside this year. I covered the plants with canvas drop-cloths over the tomato trellises, but all the leaves and the ...
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Why do my upside-down tomato plants curve up and break?

When I try to grow "upside-down" tomatoes, they always curve back up towards the sun and eventually break, causing massive damage. Could I be doing something wrong, or is there a way to avoid this?
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Snipping First Tomato Blossoms

I just planted my tomatoes, and on the advice of my neighbor, I snipped the first blossoms. After reading other's advice, I think I made a mistake. Will my plants still bear fruit?
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Are my tomatoes and cucumbers dying from overwatering?

I sowed some cucumbers and tomatoes in April and already lost them all. Now the other batch is dying; I presume it might be over watering as I used different compost. Basically the leaves became a ...
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When should I replant Home depot (Bonnie) tomato plants

I've brought few tomato plants from home depot (Bonnie brand) and they are 5 to 8 inches tall and their roots start poking out from the bottom (and sides) of their (3" and 4") containers. Seems like ...
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What is this opening on the bottom of my tomato plant's stem?

I'm trying to grow my own tomatoes from seed, and they're getting quite big now. So naturally, the first problems start to pop up. Like this: Can anyone tell me what it is, and if I can do ...
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Does aspirin really help tomatoes grow?

Something that I've heard quite regularly† is that when you plant your tomatoes, you should put an aspirin under each plant. Apparently salicylic acid both increases the number of blooms and ...
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Why don't my Roma tomatoes reach full size?

I know it's only spring time, but I have lots of little blossoms on my container tomato plants. All are ready to bloom into tomatoes. They often do not reach full size. In fact, I just pulled off ...
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Can I save these tomato seedlings?

Due to terrible weather my tomato plants did not get enough light during germination. The result: Too long stalks on all my plants. Can I save them now by transplanting it? Can I transplant it to a ...
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Is it safe to grow vegetable bushes like Tomato and Chili Peppers on an Active Compost?

I have a 2 months old compost and there are still undecomposed greens in it, and I also have propagated some varieties of Capsicum cultivars & Tomato cultivars and they are getting bigger that ...
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are yellow ladybugs a threat to tomato plants?

I have a tomato plant in a large planter. I spotted several yellow lady bugs on the leaves as i was pruning the plant. The plant seems to be doing very well in the fall so far. I was a bit curious ...
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Can my tomato plant move indoors?

I have a potted tomato plant on my porch. The temperature is starting to drop as we move into fall; will it adapt well to being an indoor plant? My windows don't get a ton of sun I'm afraid. The plant ...
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What sort of tomato has two layers of seeds?

I asked a question about this plant earlier. It appears to be either indeterminate or semi-determinate as I've already harvested three tomatoes (on August 31) and the plant is flowering again. I ...
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Tomato plants got black stems and the leaves dry out

I was so proud of my tomato plants (grown from seeds), but now I'm worried that they have died... Instead of having a usual French summer (with 30 C at least and dry weather) it is raining a lot and ...
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How to prevent rotten end of tomatoes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What else besides calcium deficiency could be causing tomato blossom end rot? Each year my tomatoes develop a brown rotten area on the bottom of the fruit. I always add ...
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When can a tomato plant come back from the “dead”?

I've heard stories of people who have had seemingly-dead tomato plants which they left alone and the plant grew back. How can I tell if my plant is dead as opposed to merely in poor shape? Is there ...
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Are these tiny tomato seedlings going to be too crowded?

My first effort at growing tomatoes was last year when I was given plants ~20cm tall and it went well. This year I'm having another go, but starting from seed. On the grounds that I have no seed ...
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How should I be fertilizing my container tomatoes?

Caveat - I am about as novice as it gets when it comes to gardening, and especially with vegetables. I'm trying tomatoes for the first time this year (Husky Cherry Red), and am wondering how I should ...
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Are these tomato plants ready to be replanted in to my bigger pots?

My Tomato plants seem to be coming along quite well: The tallest (shown) is ~10cm tall above the soil and most of them are in square 6×6×6cm cardboardish pots (there are others off-camera, in ...
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How do I harden tomato plant seedlings?

In http://gardening.stackexchange.com/a/421/138, the answer mentions "Remember to harden off any indoor plants for a few days before transferring them outdoors." I assume this is something you would ...
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Why are my tomatoes tasteless?

I have a taste problem this year with my greenhouse tomatoes. I've grown a mix of varieties (moneymaker plus a couple of others) indoors and they've all come out nothing like as tasty as in previous ...
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What do purple tomato leaves mean?

Sometimes the leaves of the tomato seedlings we grow in pots gain a purplish shade on the bottom; the plants themselves (don't know if this is a coincidence) also seem to turn out stockier, shorter, ...
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When will my tomatoes be ready to harvest?

I am planning to serve homemade tomato soup for a large dinner party on Sept 24, 2011 (42 days from this posting). This dinner is really important to me; so important, that I decided to plant my own ...
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What variety of tomato grows no taller than about 10 cm?

I saw a very small tomato plant (I think less than 10cm) in a tiny pot, and it was producing tomatoes. What varieties of tomato grow like this?
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What does it mean if my tomato leaves are curling?

The leaves on my tomato plants are curling up and I'm wondering if they are getting enough water. The leaves are still green and there are tomatoes on the plant, but I didn't know if that was a sign ...
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What are the mini-white moths on my tomato plant?

I have some tomato plants indoors. Recently a number of very small (1 mm or so) moths dwell on the leaves. What are these? Are they harmful? What can I do about them?
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What are the teeny tiny white bugs on my tomatoes?

The bugs are exceptionally small. I've included a video here. It may be related to the stretched and disfigured appearance of my tomatoes.
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tomato plant rotting from the inside — what's going on?

I have a hydroponic garden in a greenhouse in my yard. Everything was going just great until today when I noticed that one of the 7 or so tomato plants (the biggest one in fact) was looking rather ...
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Why have my tomato leaves started yellowing at the base?

One of my tomato plants (Better Boys if that matters) has a few leaves that have started yellowing on the lower branches. Not sure if they aren't getting enough water, or if they are diseased or what. ...