Cherry Tomatoes

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  1. My Tomato Plants Are Going Yellow
  2. Tomato Leaves Turning Yellow
  3. Making Tomato Plants Bush
  4. Cherry Tomatoes
  5. Tomato Plants in Containers
  6. Can a Pepper Cross Pollinate With a Cherry Tomato?
  7. Growing Cherry Tomatoes
Asked by Anonymous on November 23, 2010
My Tomato Plants Are Going Yellow

Could you please advise why my tomato plants are turning yellow. The soil is new, and I’m using organic compost together with a wetting agent. My tomato plants are cherry tomatoes, which usually resist any fungus/bugs etc.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The soil may be too wet. Has it rained a lot where you live recently? If you have not read it, this article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/yellow-tomato-leaves.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on December 6, 2010
Tomato Leaves Turning Yellow

Why are my tomato leaves turning yellow? They are in containers on my deck and seem okay otherwise. There is no sign of mites. They
are cherry tomatoes and are fruiting alright.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like it may be a lack of nutrients. Add some slow release fertilizer to the container. It may also be a problem with water. Make sure that you are watering at least once a day if the temperatures go above 65F and twice a day when the temps are above 85F.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 4, 2011
Making Tomato Plants Bush

Can I make cherry tomatoes ‘bush’ more than vine?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Pinching encourages bushier growth. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/pinching-plant.htm

This link provides growing info for cherry tomatoes: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-cherry-tomatoes.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 19, 2011
Cherry Tomatoes

I only have room for a few plants. Can I plant a cherry tomato plant with two full size tomatoes?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on April 22, 2011
Tomato Plants in Containers

I am growing several cherry tomato plants in large pots. All of them are doing great except for one red cherry tomato plant. It does not take water. More than half the water comes out the bottom, while the others soak up all the water we give them. It is growing, but not nearly has much as the others. Is there something I can do?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The soil may be over dried, which actually causes it to repel water. Leave the hose on it for 15 minutes or so and just let the water run through the container to reyhdrate the water.

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Asked by Supred1 on April 23, 2011
Can a Pepper Cross Pollinate With a Cherry Tomato?

My husband planted a pepper plant next to a cherry tomato plant in our graden. The cherry tomato plant has a growth on it that is in the shape of a pepper.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

No, they cannot. It sounds like you have a mislabled plant or a fused fruit. There are varieties of tomatoes called stuffers that can look very similar to peppers, they are even hollow inside like peppers (and good for stuffing, hence the name stuffers).

There is also a condition where two or more blossoms fuse together and the fruit essentially grows as a siamese twin fruit. This can also give the tomato a pepper like shape.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 15, 2011
Growing Cherry Tomatoes

My potted Cherry tomato plants have a small worm that is eating the leaves. They seem to stay under the leaf while they’re eating. How do I get rid of them?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Commonly referred to as hornworms--many of these insects can be easily removed by hand or with the use of soapy water sprays (mixture of liquid ivory soap, water and vegetable oil). Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) can be sprayed on the plants. This insecticide attacks the digestive system of the insects but is not harmful to humans or plants, so using it on tomatoes is safe. Dusting tomato plants with red pepper will also help to deter the tomato worms.

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