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Q.2 Tomato Plants 5 Ft. No Fruit. Blossoms Yes. How Do I Move Them Without Damaging The Roots And Branches?

Zone 78756 | nancymiloy added on June 11, 2020 | Answered

I live in Austin TX and the heat is usually about 95F or higher. The 2 plants may be crowded and the stems are moist to the touch.

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Answered on June 11, 2020

Usually, there are many other factors to consider before looking to planting too close. This is a last resort diagnosis when nothing else fits the bill. Usually, it doesn't take a toll on the fruit as much as temperature, lack of humidity, inconsistent watering, or overwatering will.

The temperatures you describe will cause blossom drop, and if the stems remain consistently wet, then overwatering can be to blame as well.

Heat should be mitigated with shade, instead of extra water, which can lead to infection.

Moving them will cause too much stress, and will likely kill them in this heat. I would suggest erecting a shade cloth during the hottest portion of the day.

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