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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 27, 2019

Q. Cherry tomato leaves

A few of my cherry tomato leaf tips are a little yellowish. I started to fertilize with quarter strength of fish emulsion and seaweed fertilizer every week once the plants started to show true leaves. 2 weeks ago I increased to half strength and last week I forgot to dilute and I used full strength and sprayed on the follage as well. Could I have over fertilized?
My tomatoes are 7 weeks and I grow them indoor near the window. They received 6 hours to sunlight daily.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
February 27, 2019
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I always tell gardeners not to give an adult dose to a child. Your plant isn't a seedling but it isn't full grown either. Fertilizer burn is real. Your leaves show minimal signs of trouble so I'd water with plain water for 1-2 weeks and go back to half strength fertilizer. What does the container recommend? The manufacturer wants you to have good results (and buy more) and they've tested their product.

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Asked by
linnjeff on
May 4, 2019
Volcano, CA. 3000’. things grow great in our soil as long as they get water as quite low humidity in

Q. borage help prevent hornworms on tomatoes?

last year both my cherry tomatoes and full size tomatoes were attacked by massive hornworms. I had raised beds in the yard as well as large trugs on the deck – used bagged organic soils for trug and raised bed bagged soil blended with our soil which is acidic. I read somewhere that borage deters those hornworms- true?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 5, 2019
Certified Expert
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It can help, but they will eat if they find a food source. I don't like to recommend specific products, but for cases like this, I will.

Foxfarm has a product called Force of Nature- Miticide. It is completely organic and works for a broad range of pests. It is what I use, personally, and the only thing that I have used since I started using it pre-release to the public.

Spray the plants once per week, or whenever you need, as it won't harm any plant.

I use it around the home, as well! It kills on contact.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 18, 2019

Q. How long before Midnight Snack cherry tomatoes turn red and ripen.

Planted early may and are still purple and green skinned and green inside. None are red.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 19, 2019
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Midnight Snack tomatoes are ready approx 68 days from set out.

Temperature, watering and sunlight can all effect ripening.

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Asked by
Thegoodqueen on
August 13, 2019
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Q. Can cherry tomatoes be canned or frozen?

If so, How would I do it?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 14, 2019
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They 'can'. Cherry tomatoes are not the best canning variety, but they can be canned just fine. This article will help, and has a link close to the bottom that will take you to a website dedicated to preserving food: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/canning-vegetables-from-garden.htm

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Asked by
Thegoodqueen on
August 21, 2019
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Q. Cherry tomatoes

Why are my cherry tomatoes splitting? I am adding a teaspoon of calcium nitrate once week. I’m using an earth box.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 22, 2019
Certified Expert
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This has everything to do with environment. This happens when it is suddenly watered after it is too dry, or not humid, and the soil is dry.

Try to keep the soil consistently moist with only a slight dry out between waterings. Spraying in the early morning can help, as well.

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-cracking.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-tomatoes-guide.htm

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