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How long after the little yellow flowers die should it be before tomatoes start to appear?

And, acknowledging it is better not to err at all, is it better to err on the side of over-watering or under-watering?

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muffyjo
Jul. 13th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
This is me with the brown thumb, but I did find this information for you:
Water Often (see tip 9)
Blossom End Rot from fluctuating water schedules
spwebdesign
Jul. 14th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Thanks. I had done some web searching when I first got the plant back in early May, but I hadn't seen these sites. The stuff I found suggested I shouldn't overwater, and now I fear I haven't watered enough, doing so only once every 2-3 days. Of course, I have one of those troughs that keep a reserve of water in the bottom, so hopefully there's been enough there to keep the plant satisfied. I'd hate to kill yet another plant prematurely.
rsc
Jul. 13th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
My experience is that once the petals fall off, a tiny little green sphere will be revealed, which will eventually become a tomato. where 'eventually" might be a few weeks, depending on the kind of tomato and the light conditions.

Tomatoes are thirsty plants. If you underwater them, they'll tell you about it.
am0
Jul. 14th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Tomato
Don't worry about it. There should be more flowers soon. Correct your watering schedule and you should have fruit set when the next round of flowers die.
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