Growing Tomato

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19 Oct 08 Jaci (Australia - temperate climate)
Latest advice I got was this: Don't over water or feed your tomato seedlings!!! Your aim should be to deprive the seedlings of much water and fertiliser until they begin to bear fruit. That's right, when growing, feed them NO fertiliser and very little water! Just give them a pinch of Potash (Sulfate of ---) to strengthen the stem and the occasional watering when young. The trick is to make the plant think it is going to die (sort of like lowering its metabolism), so that it flowers and bears fruit earlier. You should note that the tomato plant WILL need extra fertiliser/water once it begins to fruit. You can also ripen your tomatoes inside the kitchen once they begin to change colour - there's no need to wait for them to ripen on the vine. It is said to dilute the flavour and increases the chances of letting the pesky birds get them first.
27 Dec 10 brett (Australia - tropical climate)
i have grown tomatoes in my home garden and its 2 months now but i get only few tomatoes .how can i bring more fruits to plant.which fertilizer should i use .i am living in melbourne thank you
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