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I planted my tomatos around the middle of May and now they are big and great looking except not one of the 12 plants has a blossom on it. Am I not patient enough or what can I do about this?

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I need to know how you are fertilizing those tomato plants,  more than likely you are having a lot of leaf growth but no blossoms from over fertilization so the plant energy is going into producing leaves, not fruit.  I just had a client come in that had added 16 bags of steer manure to his vegetable beds and had the same problem, big beautiful plants and no blossoms.  So it can be either organic or inorganic fertilizers that can prevent blossoms.  For more information, you can check out our USU Publication Tomato Fact Sheet, go to http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/HG_2004-05.pdf

Posted on 6 Aug 2008

Maggie Shao
Horticulture Agent, Salt Lake County

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