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Post  Bud Alexis on 6/29/2013, 4:03 pm

I have a first for me.   In my latest MM I planted tomatoes that have grown as tall as me, 6', but no blooms.  Any answers.

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Post  camprn on 6/29/2013, 4:05 pm

Bud, I have no answer because you didn't ask a question..... What kind of tomatoes are they?

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Post  yolos on 6/29/2013, 4:58 pm

@Bud Alexis wrote:I have a first for me.   In my latest MM I planted tomatoes that have grown as tall as me, 6', but no blooms.  Any answers.

Too much nitrogen ??????

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/29/2013, 5:05 pm

Yup, too much nitrogen would make lots of leaves and no fruit...could be too hot...could be the variety...

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Post  Bud Alexis on 6/29/2013, 7:04 pm

Maybe I didn't ask a direct question, but I think it is very obvious what the question is.
It is Beefsteak tomatoes.

Now to those who can discern, how to counteract too much nitrigen.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/29/2013, 7:10 pm

Here's an article from Mother Earth News about 'mopping up' excess nitrogen...

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/organic-fertilizer-and-excess-nitrogen.aspx#axzz2XeKv17n6

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Post  camprn on 6/29/2013, 7:44 pm

It could be too much nitrogen OR it could be the variety of Beefsteak is just taking longer to produce bloom. Myfolia puts bloom time after 100 days.
http://myfolia.com/plants/10-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum/varieties/298-beefsteak

Bud, what did you put in the mix that makes you think it may be heavy on nitrogen? the only real way to know the nitrogen content of the MM is to send it to a lab.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/too-much-nitrogen-soil.htm

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Post  littlejo on 6/29/2013, 9:25 pm

Bud, if the area under the plants is well shaded, plant some lettuce seed or maybe even some spinach. any extra nitrogen will be used up, even if the plants go to seed quick, and you might get a late salad!
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Post  Pollinator on 6/29/2013, 11:12 pm

@Bud Alexis wrote:I have a first for me.   In my latest MM I planted tomatoes that have grown as tall as me, 6', but no blooms.  Any answers.

Could be too much nitrogen. Happened to me the year I cleaned out the duck poop from the pond and put it on the garden. Gorgeous tomato plants with nary a bloom until late. We had a half dozen ripe, and a couple thousand green tomatoes picked the day of the first frost. The majority of them ripened inside, though.

My corn LOVED the duck poop. Best sweet corn I ever had. That was also taller than my head.

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