Roma Tomato Plants

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  1. Roma, Cherry and Vine Ripe Tomatoes
  2. Tomatoes Won’t Ripen
  3. Roma Tomato Brown Rot
  4. Cultivating Roma Tomato Plants
  5. Roma Tomatoes
  6. Roma VF
  7. Fertilizer and Plant Food Help
Asked by Anonymous on November 27, 2010
Roma, Cherry and Vine Ripe Tomatoes

How much fertilizer do you need  per tomato plant if you grow them 4 plants to a bucket?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would recommend going by the fertilizer label directions. Every fertilizer is a little different and are sold in different strengths, so it would be difficult for me to recommend any specific dose.

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Asked by Anonymous on December 8, 2010
Tomatoes Won’t Ripen

This is the second year now that I have planted Roma tomatoes and they fail to ripen. There are hundreds of tomatoes on the 4 vines and the size is good, but they don’t seem to want to ripen. They have not been planted in the same bed, as we have shifted house and we also had problems ripening at our holiday home down the coast where we have had hundreds of beautiful tomatoes previously. Hope you can help.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Normally if tomatoes will not ripen, it is an issue with the temperatures and time. Do you start the plants outdoors or indoors and have you noticed that it has been cooler (or not)? Tomatoes need heat to ripen well and if they don't get that, they may stay green for some time.

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Asked by Anonymous on January 7, 2011
Roma Tomato Brown Rot

I’m growing roma tomatoes. In the last week I noticed a brownish section at the bottom of some of the unripened fruit. Is it a disease or a result of watering in the evening vs. morning watering?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

That is blossom end rot. It is actually a nutrient deficiency that is normally brought on from rapid growth on the plant or too much water. This article will tell you more about it and how to deal with it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-blossom-rot.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 5, 2011
Cultivating Roma Tomato Plants

Are the plants planted yearly, or can they be cut down low and regrow to give tomotoes more than one year?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You must replant tomato plants each year.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 6, 2011
Roma Tomatoes

I wanted to know the best way to keep these tomatoes off the ground. Have staked them and also used cages but there must be a better way to contain these bush tomatoes to get the best growth.

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on March 15, 2011
Roma VF

I would like to ask if it is a rare case where the Roma VF grows up to 3 meters or not, as my tomatoes are almost 3 meters high.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Congratulations on your tomatoes! While it is difficult to coax such growth out of tomato plants, it is not unheard of. The tallest tomato plant was a whopping 19m!!! Keep up the great gardening.

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Asked by gardengirl1 on April 25, 2011
Fertilizer and Plant Food Help

Hi, this is my first garden. Help!! Should I fertilize or feed the plants? If so, what is a good plant food or fertilizer to use? How often do you use them? I listed below what I am growing:

Tomatoes-Sweet 100, Roma, Celebrity
Peppers-Tobasco, Yellow bell, Purple bell, Pimento
Other-Corn, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Black eyed peas

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you started out with good, amended soil, you do not need to fertilize. But, if you did not amend the soil before planting, you can give the plants some fertilizer. I would fertilize once right now with either some compost or some 10-10-10 fertilizer. If you use compost to fertilzie, you can add some more about once a month or so. If you use 10-10-10, fertilize again when the plants start to fruit and then you don't need to use it anymore.

For next year, this article will help with amending the soil:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/vegetable-garden-soil.htm

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