Tomato Plants
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Legend tomato seeds-not flowering

Zone 20904 | triangle added on July 15, 2018 | Answered

I planted the tomatoes about fifteen ft. from the other tomato plants in the garden. I planted some 25 ft. away from others. No changes in their inability to grow taller or create blossoms' I use mostly fish emulsion for feeding and some in new soil. Nothing helps. Do you personally know of anyone experiencing success with Legend? George

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 16, 2018

These are indeterminate tomatoes. This means that they have a very short lifespan, and have a determined plant height. The idea with these will be to start them where they will end up, as to avoid transplant shock. They must have a very loose soil amended with some heavier particulate, and plenty of organic matter such as compost. These will also need large amounts of calcium and magnesium. Dolomitic lime will provide both while improving the texture of the soil.

It is likely that these were stunted at the start and never fully recovered. This can be due to transplant or being in a small container for too long before transplant.

Also, as you will see from the article at the end, these are marketed as a colder tomato species. This season has been particularly warm for my area, and if it is the same for your area, then this may be the cause as well.

This article will give you an idea of the different tomatoes for different climates: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-temp-for-tomatoes.htm

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