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MTG325
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Tomato Plant Question
My tomato plants are still growing fine, they still are producing plenty of blooms, but due to heat they are not producing tomatoes, except for my cherry tomatoes, they are producing fine still.

My question is: If my plants are still growing strong, when it cools down in a few weeks, will they start producing tomatoes again, or should I pull them up and plant new ones.

TIA


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re: Tomato Plant Question
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My question is: If my plants are still growing strong, when it cools down in a few weeks, will they start producing tomatoes again, or should I pull them up and plant new ones.

It depends on the variety. Some kinds are better than others at a "second wind" crop when nighttime temps drop a bit.


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CoachChappy
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I pulled in July and replanted in August. Im ready for fall tomatos


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TheDrunkenTigah
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re: Tomato Plant Question
They will be completely fine. Most only pull in-determinant tomatoes in June or so because they rarely make it through the summer without blight or bugs taking them out, and the space is better used on other things.

If they look healthy the only reason I would consider pulling them is if they get too tall and it becomes a pain in the arse to train them back down. Continue to fertilize and water as normal and as soon as you get some sub-70 degree nights start giving the blooms a little tap to distribute pollen, and they'll set fruit.


MTG325
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Thanks for the info.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: Tomato Plant Question
Planted some fall tomatoes in August. I got early girls, better boys, and bushsteak. They’re all over 2 feet tall already, and the early girls have a few tomatoes on them. But yeah, need the temps to start dropping a little. I’ve been having to water a lot, but the dry temps are keeping fungal issues at bay. They are looking really healthy so far.


TheDrunkenTigah
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I've got one creole plant that sprouted in the bed from a tomato that birds got. It's about a foot tall and would be bigger if okra wasn't shading it. My okra took forever to start producing then overnight it started and it's been a full time job keeping it picked before the pods harden. I'm close to cutting it down and letting the tomato plant get some sun.


MTG325
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re: Tomato Plant Question
Yea, I had to build a cage around my plants to keep birds out. My bellpeppers have taken off almost over night, all summer probably picked 10, now in last few weeks I have 30 or more on plants now and blooming like crazy, fresno chiles too.


TheDrunkenTigah
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Yeah it’s a bit of a myth that all peppers like the heat, and thick walled peppers are the most sensitive in my experience. My best crops are always in the fall, and I’ve had certain varieties produce all winter if it’s a mild one. Pepper plants will live for years if you keep them from freezing, and they get a jump start on the season with good roots already developed.


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