I have also read that too much nitrogen will encourage plant growth. I did apply manure and coffee grounds to the soil last year, but I am holding off this time. I added potash & wood ash. We’ll see if this helps. I also chose tomato plants that are indeterminate.
I’ve read a couple of things about this. First, when the weather gets hot, the plants will set less fruit. Second, if you use a fertilizer too high in nitrogen, you’ll get a pretty plant, but no fruit. Last but not least, if you try pinching them back they may produce more. Good luck!
Thanks for the response on “determinate” tomatoes. When I buy tomato plants will the tag specify “determinate”?
I planted some garlic cloves about 5 weeks ago and have green tops sprouting. I was told that I can cut off the green tops and the garlic will grow better. Does anyone know about that? When would I cut the tops off?
Lots of varieties are “Determinant”, meaning they set most of thier crop at once with only a few lingering on into the season. Select a “Non-determinant” variety for a longer season of snacking!
I planted several tomato plants in raised bed gardens last spring. I planted 2 “big beef” tomato plants & 2 cherry tomato plants. They took off beautifully and gave us wonderful, tasty fruit. As the summer wore on, I got fewer tomatoes, even though the plants grew to about 4 feet tall & 3 feet in diameter. I got only 3 large batches of tomatoes. The rest of the season I only got 3 or 4 per day. For some reason the plants seemed to be producing more leaves than fruit. Are there any ideas what I can do this year so I have more fruit & fewer leaves?