Early Girl Tomatoes

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  1. Upside-Down Tomato Gardening
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  3. tomato plants dying
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  5. tomato blossoms shriveling
Asked by Anonymous on May 23, 2011
Upside-Down Tomato Gardening

Cannot find recommended types of tomato plants for upside down gardening–ie. Early Girl, Celeb,   Beef Master, etc. Which work best?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can use nearly any type of tomato variety for growing upside-down—your choice. These articles will help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/upside-down-gardening.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/vegetables-grown-upside-down.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 20, 2011
Blossom Set Spray for Tomatoes

I recently treated my Early Girl tomato plant with Blossom Set, as it had several tomatoes with blossom end rot. I’ve tried not to overwater or underwater. I notice some leaves yellowing now and wonder what’s going on now? I hope I won’t lose this plant and its tomatoes.

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on July 1, 2014
Tomato Plants Dying

We had planted our tomatoes on May 13. They were Early Girls. Well they came along kind of slow but okay (we did have a wet spring). I side dressed once with some well rotted manure and watered a few times with Miracle Grow. A couple of weeks ago I noticed the bottom leaves were a little yellow, called my county extension and they said lack of nitrogen, which made sense. They said to put some 5-10-10 around the base and cover it with dirt. I did that, then we got a rainy spell about 1 and 1/2 inches. Then the sun came out and, finally, (on a side note there was one plant that was kind of a “runt” and didn’t gain much in height, was kind of spindly looking), the other 5 were looking pretty good. They had blossoms and some had tomatoes started. Anyway, the sun came out and I noticed the remaining plants were starting to wither and die and flop over in their cages. It looks like on a few of them the main “trunk” is turning brown. What do you think? Let me know if you need further info, clarification.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like your plants have wilt. If this is the case, nothing can be done for them. This article will explain more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/wilting-tomato-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on November 28, 2014
Tomatoes

How to care for Early Girl tomatoes in winter even when plant has tomatoes on it not quite ripe yet?

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theficuswrangler

Tomatoes are warm weather fruits, so when the weather starts to get cold, that will be the end of the tomatoes. You can pick unripe tomatoes and bring them in for ripening: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/how-to-turn-green-tomatoes-red-how-to-store-tomatoes-in-the-fall.htm
You might like to try growing tomatoes indoors, for some fresh fruit all year. This article has some ideas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-indoor-tomatoes.htm

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Asked by mrsveedle on July 8, 2015
Tomato Blossoms Shriveling

My Early Girl plant is huge. Many, many blossoms but only three tomatoes so far. Looks like the blossoms are shriveling up. Why?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This can be a common and very frustrating issue.

Usually brought on by temperature or stress.
Other issues can be lack of pollination, lack of water, insect or disease, to much or to little nitrogen.

Go easy on fertilizer, water deeply, use good growing practices, plant flowering pollinators near the garden, search out plants that are heat tolerant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/heat-stress-plants.htm

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