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tomatoes dropping their flowers


 
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nemo
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: tomatoes dropping their flowers Reply with quote

hello i have 4 different varieties of tomatoes in my poly tunnel one variety (Shirley) are dropping the flowers onto the soil .the other varieties are fine and healthy what is causing the flowers to be dropped off.they all get the same feed.any advice would be appreciated
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is normal for some varieties of tomatoes to drop the petals of the. flowers. it is not normal for the green outer sepals to drop off however. If the green sepals drop off then it is an indication that pollination or fertilisation has not taken place. I came across a lot of this type of thing last year in my visits to allotments and growers
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have increased watering with home made comfry feed the latest truss is ok so far.maybe the extra water and extra potash will work
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