rwalizer Posted June 9, 2009 Share Posted June 9, 2009 I did everything just the way the book said. While everything looks good at first glance, I noticed that my tomatoes, which took forever to start growing in the first place, keep getting blooms that shrivel and fall off. Each dead bloom represents a tomato that I won't be picking! I have resorted to buying tomato food to sprinkle around the plants. Ooooh! I'm so upset. I feel like I spent a fortune in money and energy to build the beds and now I'm buying more stuff to put on the plants that the book's author said would grow like magic if I followed his suggestions. The green beans look okay and the watermelon plant is growing. I can only hope that they will grow produce. So, now I wait and see if the tomato food will help my tomatoes. I put in raised beds because our soil is nothing but clay and sand. I don't know how the colonists ever survived (we're in Williamsburg, VA.). One theory I have is that it isn't the whole area that suffers from lousy dirt, but our home is only 4 years old and I'll bet the builder used a lot of crummy fill dirt on the lot. I really wanted some good tomatoes. Sheeesh! Thanks for giving me a place to vent! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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