Copyright © 1997-2009 Demand Media. All rights reserved.
Posted: Jun/27/2009 6:38 PM PST
It's darn hot here in July. I have several tomato plants in containers. The fruits that do develope are small, undersized. Any one know why. As for the other blossoms as soon as the flower dryes out and falls away from the green part of the blossom base the blooms develope into BB size fruits and then stop growing, the blossoms themselves don't drop. Will these BB's develope into tomatoes later or are they done?
Also I have afew cherry tomato plants that survived last winter and are still alive and producing bloom. They produced well last fall. Anyone know anything about keeping the same plants alive year over year. Could this be the reason for the smaller than normal fruit size this spring?
Location: Lancaster, SC
Posted: Jun/28/2009 2:47 AM PST
Welcome to Garden Guides. It sounds to me like it's just too hot and the plants are struggling to survive. If they are in containers, I'd put them where they are in a shadier area in the afternoon.
As for keeping plants from year to year, I don't know. Perhaps if you pruned them and they put out new growth, they might be rejuvenated to produce, bt as I said, I don't know much about that. Maybe someone else can help you.