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Posted: Jul/21/2008 3:43 AM PST
I have grown tomatoes usually in the ground over the years and never had this kind of problem. But this is also the first time i have tried to grow beefsteak tomatoes and grape ones.
The grape ones seem to be doing fine I am getting alot. But the beefsteak is not producing as fast as i thought it might do, I have perhaps about 12 the size is not so big yet.
I did put them in separate containers, large ones. But the are in an enclosed area it was a type of tomato cage that can connect with other ones a total of 3 sides per pkg i bought so i connected them all together and thought this would protect them better plus make it easier to string any branches i had to.
Is this normal for a beefsteak?
I also in a separate container am growing a regular type pepper plant, its only producing 2, can you believe it? I have grown this before and usually i have more than i know what to do with.
They appear to be healthy, we are watering them more due to the humidity going on and high temps here.
Lish in Ky.
Location: Lancaster, SC
Posted: Jul/21/2008 3:54 AM PST
I wish that I could help you. All my tomatoes are in the ground. So far, though, the only ones that have ripened are the Romas. The others will be ready soon.
Location: west allis wisconsin
Posted: Jul/21/2008 6:18 AM PST
It could be the size of the container. For growing tomatoes and peppers, you should have them in at least a 5 gallon container.
Posted: Jul/21/2008 11:15 AM PST
fertalise? our container ones are usially ok lol the cherries are producing but there green lol peppers are usially fine too lol (i usially dont fertalise just water seems ta work fine lol)