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  • No fruit on tomato plants

    Created by Marie on

    My father-in-law is having a hard time getting fruit on his tomato plants. Mine are doing great, they are the size of apples and in my household we are doing a greenhouse method. Back to my question. His plants are flowering (only) and some flowers drop. But, he is not getting any fruit bearing on the plant. He used a hotter mix of slow release fertilizer (we used a colder fertilizer for all of our plants…we are doing the Earthbox method.)

    What is he doing wrong?


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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Marie!

    Were you perhaps referring to using a stronger concentration or heavier feeding regime with your use of the word hotter? If so I would almost guarantee that a Ca/Mg deficiency is what you are experiencing. Tomatoes require calcium and magnesium supplements for proper fruit formation as well as preventing blossom end rot disease. I would suggest adding a Calcium and Magnesium supplement to your feeding regime. Roots Organics Elemental or General Organics CaMg+ would fit your needs perfectly.


    Good Luck!

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