hello I have some mon... #261040 - Ask Extension


hello I have some mon... #261040

Asked July 11, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT

hello I have some monster tomato plants in a raised bed, they are vary big pants, about 4 feet high and vary thick. I do not see vary many flowers-tomatoes growing. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to the plant to increase the tomatoes and not focusing at the plant but the tomatoes

Chisago County Minnesota

Expert Response

It sounds like you may have too much nitrogen in your soil or fertilizer. Tomatoes need more phosphorus, the second number of the 3 on the label. They will probably still set some fruit but if you are fertilizing with a high nitrogen fertilizer you should stop. It would probably be a good idea to consider having your soil tested next year.
Sherry Schoewe Replied July 13, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
Thank you,
i do not use fertilizer but I did bring in some black dirt and got some conpost from a local conpost sight, and the soils from the ground and rototilled them together . How would I go on getting the soil checked??

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The Question Asker Replied July 14, 2015, 4:08 PM EDT
You can submit a soil sample to the lab, here is the link. http://soiltest.cfans.umn.edu/
Sherry Schoewe Replied July 14, 2015, 9:32 PM EDT

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