Moss' officially opened in 1952. We have grown with the community to provide the best in lawn care products, including trees, shrubs, vines, roses, perennials, and a wide selection of house plants available in our three on site greenhouses. Walk through our perennial gardens to get ideas about planning and planting plants, placement of garden statuary, sundials and fountains.
Where Are The Tomatoes?
My tomato plants are huge and dark green, but I don't get any tomatoes. What is the problem?
When healthy, vigorous tomato plants won't flower, the problem is usually too much nitrogen. This is usually caused by a chemical fertilizer with a high first number like 15-15-15. If you have applied this type of fertilizer, all you can do is wait until the plant uses it up or rain washes it out of the soil. Then you can replant in a different area or in a container for tomatoes this year. Using a fertilizer specially formulated for fruiting or blooming is the best way to ensure you have a nice crop. There are many commercial fertilizers on the market so select one with a high second number, or one just for tomatoes. Remember too, that tomatoes need lots of sun. Too much shade will also cause under productivity in your tomato plants.
If you love tomatoes, nothing beats a fresh home grown, red ripe, sliced tomato. Even if you have a very small space, you can easily grow tomatoes in a container. Be sure to fertilize with a specific water soluble fertilizer and stake with a tomato cage or other support.
How do I preserve my tomatoes for later use? Wash and pat dry. Quarter directly into freezer zip loc bags. Pop into the freezer (remember to lay flat). Use in soups, stews, spaghetti sauce, etc.
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